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标题2015090402美国总统演讲 分类7 查看724 上传7

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That’s the spirit we’ve been working to restore these past six and a
half years.  On Friday, we found out that the economy created another
173,000 jobs in August.  Over the past five and a half years, our
businesses have created 13.1 million new jobs in total – the longest
streak of job creation on record.  The unemployment rate dropped to
5.1%, the lowest it’s been in seven years.  The American auto industry
is on track to sell more cars and trucks this year than it has in more
than a decade.  Sixteen million Americans have gained the security of
health insurance.  Seventeen states and about 30 cities and counties
have raised the minimum wage.  And we’ve proposed extending overtime
protections to as many as five million Americans.  All of that is
progress.

This month, Congress has an opportunity to continue that progress.  As
always, the deadline for Congress to pass a budget is the end of
September.  Every year.  This is not new.  And if they don’t, they’ll
shut down the government for the second time in two years.  At a time
when the global economy faces headwinds and America’s economy is a
relative bright spot in the world, a shutdown of our government would
be wildly irresponsible.  It would be an unforced error that saps the
momentum we’ve worked so hard to build.  Plain and simple, a shutdown
would hurt working Americans.

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这正是过去6年半的时间里我们一直在重建的精神。本周五,统计数据显示,我们
8月新增17.3万个就业岗位。在过去5年半里,企业共创造1310万个就业岗位,这
是有史以来最长的就业连续增长记录。失业率降低到5.1%,是7年来的最低值。美
国的汽车产业重回发展正轨,今年的汽、卡车销售量比过去十年的总量还要多。
1600万美国人民获得了健康保险的保障。17个州和30多个市、县提高了最低工资
标准。我们还提出要为500多万美国人民提供额外的加班保障措施。所有这些都是
实实在在的成就。

这个月,国会还有机会继续推进这一成就。一般而言,国会通过预算方案的最后
期限是九月底。每年都如此。这并不新鲜。如果他们不这么做,就会迫使政府在
两年内第二次关门歇业。在全球经济发展面临压力、美国作为全球经济发展风向
标的情况下,政府关门实在是不可理喻的、毫无责任心的行为。这种非受迫性错
误将削弱我们付出巨大努力构建的经济发展动力。直截了当的说,政府关门将损
害所有美国工薪人士的利益。