用户名: 密码: 验证码:    注册 | 忘记密码?
首页|听力资源|每日听力|网络电台|在线词典|听力论坛|下载频道|部落家园|在线背单词|双语阅读|在线听写|普特网校

【美国总统演讲】2014-07-12(双语)

2014-07-24    来源:whitehouse    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

Weekly Address: Expanding Opportunity – It’s Time for Congressional Republicans to Do Their Part
每周电视讲话:增加机会----国会的共和党人该负起责任了

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, the President recapped his visits with folks who have written him letters about their own American stories -- their successes and struggles. While Congressional Republicans are blocking meaningful measures that would strengthen the middle class, the President continues looking for ways to grow the economy and expand opportunity for more hardworking Americans. The President again urged Congress to join him, as they were elected to do, in working on behalf of everyday Americans – including those the President spent time with this week – by investing in our infrastructure to support American jobs, and ensuring that the Highway Trust Fund does not expire. 
华盛顿:在本周的讲话中,总统重点讲述了他和人们会谈的事情,这些人给他写信分享生活中的故事,有成功的喜悦也有失败的挣扎。在国会的共和党人一直否定有意义的能够巩固中产阶级地位的立法的同时,总统继续寻找新的方式促进经济增长并为更多勤劳的美国人民增加机会。总统也再次敦促国会与他一起,承担起被选举人的责任,在工作中的每一天都要代表美国人民的利益,这当中就包括总统这几天会见的人,要做的事情包括为基础设施建设进行投资提供就业岗位,确保《高速公路信托基金法案》不会过期失效。

Hi, everybody.  This week, I spent some time in Colorado and Texas, talking with people about what’s going on in their lives.
大家好。本周,我到访了科罗拉多和德克萨斯州两个州,与当地的人们谈论了他们当前的生活状况。

One of them was Elizabeth Cooper, who’ll be a college junior this fall.  She wrote to tell me something I hear often: how hard it is for middle-class families like hers to afford college.  And she shared something I know many of you feel when you wonder what’s going on in Washington.  She said she feels “not significant enough to be addressed, not poor enough for people to worry [about], and not rich enough to be cared about.”
其中有个人叫伊丽莎白·库珀,今年秋天她将上大三。她在给我的信中写到的事情我经常听到:像她家这样的中产家庭对承担大学学费是如何的艰难。而且我还跟她交流了大家都想知道的事情,那就是华盛顿到底在干什么。她说她感觉像是“重要性没有达到引起关注的程度,穷又没穷到令人担忧的程度,富又没富到令人关心的程度”。

I ran for President to fight for Americans just like Elizabeth – people who work hard, do everything right, and just want a chance to build a decent life for themselves and their families.
我竞选总统就是为了帮助像伊丽莎白这样的人——帮助那些辛勤工作、恪尽职守,只是希望有机会为他们自己和家庭挣得一份体面生活的人们。

And after the worst economic crisis in generations, our businesses have now created nearly 10 million new jobs over the past 52 months.  The unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point since 2008.  By almost every measure, our economy is better off than it was five years ago.
在经历了几十年不遇的最严重的经济危机之后,我们的经济在过去的52个月里一共增加了1000万个就业岗位。失业率也下降到自2008年以来的最低值。几乎从任何角度来看,我们的经济都要比5年前发展的好。

But while we’ve created more jobs at this point of the year than any year since 1999, too many families barely earn what they did in 1999.  It’s harder to pay for college, save, or retire, because people’s wages and incomes have not gone up.  Nearly all the gains of the recovery are going to the very top – and aren’t making a difference in your lives.
但就在我们创造就业比1999年以来的任何一年都要多的时间节点上,还有太多的家庭几乎无法挣到1999年那么多的钱。大学学费更贵了,储蓄更难了,养老更费劲了,因为人们的工资收入一直没有上涨。经济复苏带来的几乎所有收益都流向了社会最顶层——却几乎没有给大家的生活带来什么改变。

And I believe America does better when the middle class does better.  And I’ve laid out an opportunity agenda to create jobs, train workers, educate our kids, and make sure hard work actually pays off.
我始终相信当中产阶级生活更好的时候美国才能更好。我也列出了增加机会的时间表,涉及创造就业,开展员工培训,子女教育以及确保辛勤付出得到回报。

These are the things we should be doing to grow the middle class and help folks work their way into the middle class.  And it’s pretty uncontroversial stuff. I hope we can work together on it.  And I’m always willing to compromise if folks have other ideas or if it advances generally the interests of working Americans.
这些事情都是我们应该做的,这样才能帮助中产阶级成长,帮助人们努力跻身中产阶级。这完全是不用争辩的事情。我希望我们可以一起做好这些事。我也一直愿意妥协,只要人们有其它的好主意或者能显著增加工薪阶层的利
益。

But so far this year, Republicans in Congress have blocked every serious idea to strengthen the middle class.  Lifting the minimum wage, fair pay, student loan reform – they’ve said no to all of it.  And that’s when I’ve acted this year to help working Americans on my own– when Congress won’t act.
但今年以来,国会的共和党人阻止了每一个旨在巩固中产阶级地位的紧要立法提案。这包括提高最低工资标准,同工同酬,助学贷款改革等,对这些法案他们统统说不。当国会不行动的时候,我只好自己动手,用我自己的方式来帮助工薪阶层。

I’ve taken actions to attract new jobs, lift workers’ wages, help students pay off their loans, and more.  And the Republican plan right now is not to do some of this work with me – instead, it’s to sue me.  That’s actually what they’re spending their time on.  It’s a political stunt that’s going to waste months of America’s time.  And by the way, they’re going to pay for it using your hard-earned tax dollars.
我采取了很多措施吸引就业,提高工人工资,帮助学生偿还贷款,还有很多。而国会现在正在计划要做的不是与我一起做好这些事情,而是要起诉我。这就是他们花时间在做的事情。这种持续进行的政治表演浪费了美国大量的时间。此外,他们还将用你们辛苦缴纳的税金去支付这一成本。

I have a better idea: do something, Congress.  Do anything to help working Americans.  Join the rest of the country. Join me, I'm looking forward to working with you.
当然我还有一个更好的主意:国会,做点事情吧。做点能帮助工薪阶层的事情。与全国人民一起,加入我,我期待着与你们一起合作。

You know, on Tuesday, I met with Carolyn Reed and her husband David, who own six Silver Mine Sub shops in Colorado.  Two days later, they announced they’re giving their hourly employees a raise to ten dollars and ten cents an hour.
大家都知道,周二我会见了卡罗琳•里德和她的丈夫戴维,他们在科罗拉多州拥有6家银矿快餐店。两天后,他们宣布将员工的时新提高到10.10美元。

They’re not waiting for Congress.  Carolyn said, “We are happy to be a part of what I hope will be a growing voluntary trend in increased wages.”
他们没有等国会。卡罗琳说:“我很高兴能成为自主提高员工工资水平大潮中的一员。”

Carolyn and Americans like her all across the country are happy to do their part.  Congress now needs to step up and do its part.  And next week, I’ll travel to a couple of job sites to talk about how Democrats and Republicans can work together to grow the economy and protect nearly 700,000 jobs by passing a highway bill by the end of the summer.
卡罗琳与全国各地与她一样的美国人都很高兴能做好这样的事。国会现在需要做的就是跟上脚步做好自己该做的事情。下周,我将去部分工地,谈谈民主党和共和党应该如何合作促进经济增长并在夏末之前通过高速公路法案保护将近70万个就业岗位不丢失。

I’m here because hardworking Americans like Elizabeth and Carolyn.  That’s something I’ll never forget – it's something I’ll never stop fighting for.  Thanks, and have a great weekend.
我讲这些是因为勤劳的美国人民喜欢伊丽莎白和卡罗琳这样的人。这是我永远都不会忘记的事情,也是我永远会为之奋斗不止的事情。谢谢大家,周末愉快!



顶一下
(12)
92.3%
踩一下
(1)
7.7%
手机上普特 m.putclub.com 手机上普特
[责任编辑:elly]
------分隔线----------------------------
发表评论 查看所有评论
请自觉遵守互联网政策法规,严禁发布色情、暴力、反动的言论。
评价:
表情:
用户名: 密码: 验证码:
  • 推荐文章
  • 资料下载
  • 讲座录音
普特英语手机网站
用手机浏览器输入m.putclub.com进入普特手机网站学习
查看更多手机学习APP>>