【美國總統電臺演講】2013-06-01(雙語)

美國總統每週電臺演講:華盛頓白宮奧巴馬演講

 

Weekly Address: Congress Should Take Action to Continue Growing the Economy

 

WASHINGTON, DC— In this week’s address, President Obama said that the economy is moving in the right direction, but there is still more work to do.  He called on Congress to act to give every responsible homeowner the chance to save money on their mortgage by refinancing at historically low interest rates, put more Americans to work rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, and fix our broken immigration system, so that we can continue to grow our economy and create good middle class jobs.

 

Remarks of President Barack Obama 
Weekly Address
The White House
JUNE 01, 2013

 

Hi, everybody. Over the past four and a half years, we’ve been fighting our way back from an economic crisis and punishing recession that cost millions of Americans their jobs, their homes, and the sense of security they’d worked so hard to build.

And thanks to the grit and determination of the American people, our businesses have now created nearly 7 million new jobs over the past 38 months.

An auto industry that was flat lining is once again the heartbeat of American manufacturing – with Americans buying more cars than we have in five years.

Within the next few months, we’re projected to begin producing more of our own crude oil at home than we buy from other countries – the first time that’s happened in 16 years.

Deficits that were growing for years are now shrinking at the fastest rate in decades. The rise of health care costs is slowing, too. And a housing market that was in tatters is showing new signs of real strength. Sales are rising. Foreclosures are declining. Construction is expanding. And home prices that are rising at the fastest rate in nearly seven years are helping a lot of families breathe a lot easier.

Now we need to do more.

This week, my administration announced that we’re extending a program to help more responsible families modify their mortgages so they can stay in their homes.

But to keep our housing market and our economy growing, Congress needs to step up and do its part. Members of Congress will be coming back next week for an important month of work. We’ve got to keep this progress going until middle-class families start regaining that sense of security. And we can’t let partisan politics get in the way.

Congress should pass a law giving every responsible homeowner the chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at historically low interest rates.

Congress should put more Americans to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, like the one that collapsed last week in Washington state. We’d all be safer, and the unemployment rate would fall faster.

And Congress should fix our broken immigration system by passing commonsense reform that continues to strengthen our borders; holds employers accountable; provides a pathway to earned citizenship; and also modernizes our legal immigration system so that we’re reuniting families and attracting the highly-skilled entrepreneurs and engineers who will help our economy grow.

So there are a lot of reasons to feel optimistic about where we’re headed as a country – especially after all we ’ ve fought through together. We’ve just got to keep going. Because we’ve got more good jobs to create. We’ve got more kids to educate. We’ve got more doors of opportunity to open for anyone who’s willing to work hard enough to walk through those doors.

And if we work together, I’m as confident as I’ve ever been that we’ll get to where we need to be.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

大家好。在過去的四年半時間,我們一直在奮力搏殺,走出造成幾百萬美國人失業、失去住房和他們艱苦卓絕地打造的安全感的經濟危機和懲罰性衰退。

幸虧了美國人民的剛毅和決心,我們的企業已經在過去的38個月裡創造了近7百萬個就業機會。

曾經一蹶不振的汽車工業再次成為了美國製造業的心臟—美國人在過去5年裡購車量再創新高。

在今後幾個月裡,我們決定在國內開採更多石油,使產量超過進口石油—這是16年來的第一次。

過去多年增長的赤字現在以幾十年來最快的速度減少。醫療費用增長速度也放緩了。一度瀕臨破產的房地產市場出現回暖跡象。銷量增長。喪失抵押權的家庭減少。住房建設增加。房價開始以七年來最快的速度上漲,這使很多家庭可以長出一口氣了。

現在我們還任重道遠。

本周,本屆政府宣佈我們將擴大幫助更多家庭調整抵押貸款保住住房的專案。

但是為了保持我們的房地產市場和我們的經濟增長,國會應該挺身而出盡職盡責。國會議員們下周將結束休假開始一個月的重要工作。我們要保持這種增長勢頭直到中產階級恢復安全感。我們不能讓黨派政治誤國誤民。

國會應該通過一項法案使有房貸的房主有機會以有史以來最低的利率重新申請貸款而每年節省大約3,000美元。

國會應該讓更多美國人參與重建破損的公路和橋樑,上周華盛頓州就有一座橋垮塌。我們把所有的橋都變得更安全,失業率還降低得更快,何樂不為。

國會可以通過一項正確的改革繼續加強邊界;讓雇主們可靠;為獲得公民地位提供階梯;使我們的合法移民體系現代化,讓很多家庭團圓,吸引有利於我們的經濟增長的高技能企業家和工程師而完善殘缺的移民體系。

我們有太多的理由對我們的前途感到樂觀了—特別是因為我們已經共同取得的成績。我們還要更進一步。因為我們還要創造更多好的就業機會。我們還有更多的孩子需要教育。我們還要為任何希望努力工作躋身中產階級的人打開更多的機會之門。

如果我們共同努力,我就感到具有從沒有過的信心達到我們應該達到的地方。

多謝,週末愉快!(冬日之陽博客)

 

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