英语口译 学英语,练听力,上听力课堂! 注册 登录
> 口译 > 高级口译 >  内容

奥巴马总统在选择美国投资峰会上的讲话

所属教程:高级口译

浏览:

Lisa

手机版
扫描二维码方便学习和分享
Remarks by the President at SelectUSA Investment Summit

总统在选择美国投资峰会上发表讲话

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.

沃德曼公园万豪酒店,华盛顿哥伦比亚特区

October 31, 2013

2013年10月31日

Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Please have a seat.

谢谢。(掌声)非常感谢大家。请就坐。

To my great friend, Penny Pritzker, thank you for the kind words, but more importantly, thank you for your outstanding leadership, for bringing us all together today, and being such a strong voice for America’s workers and America’s businesses.

谢谢我的好友彭妮·普利茨克的溢美之词,但更重要的是,感谢你杰出的领导作用,让我们所有人今天汇聚一堂,并为美国员工和美国企业发出强有力的声音。

I want to acknowledge Acting Deputy Secretary Patrick Gallagher, Undersecretary Francisco Sanchez, and Vinai Thummalapally, and their team at SelectUSA. And I want to especially thank all of you -– state and local officials from across the country, and business leaders from around the world.

我要感谢代理副部长帕特里克·加拉格尔、副部长弗朗西斯科·桑切斯和维奈·图马拉帕利以及他们的选择美国团队。我还要特别感谢在座的各位——全国各地的州和地方官员,以及世界各地的商界领袖。

As President, I have gone all over the world to go to bat for American exports and American workers. I’ve been to many of your countries, and I’ve said that when we do business together, and when we trade and forge new partnerships, it’s good for all of us. I want more American products being sold in your countries, and I want your companies investing more here in the United States of America. Because it advances my top priority as President: creating good-paying American jobs and strengthening and broadening our middle class. There’s nothing more important right now.

作为总统,我出访世界各地为美国出口和美国员工争取机会。我到过你们中许多人的国家,我说过,如果我们一起从事商务活动、当我们进行贸易并缔结新的伙伴关系时,对我们大家都有益。我希望更多的美国产品销往各位的国家,我希望贵国公司更多地到美国投资。因为这能够推进我作为总统的首要任务:即创造薪酬优厚的美国就业机会,并加强和扩大我们的中产阶层。目前没有什么比这更重要的了。

And I’m here because I want your companies to know -- I want companies around the world to know -- that I believe there is no better place in the world to do business than the United States of America. Think about it: Globalization and technology means you can go just about anywhere. But there are a whole lot of reasons you ought to come here.

我在此就是想让你们的公司能够了解——我希望全世界的公司都了解——我相信世界上没有什么地方比美国更适合经商。想想看:全球化和技术意味着你可以到几乎任何地方去。但你们有许多应该来这里的理由。

We’re not just the world’s largest market -- we’re growing. Thanks to the grit and resilience of the American people, we’ve cleared away the rubble from the financial crisis, and over the past three and half years our businesses have created more than 7.5 million jobs. Thanks to tough decisions we’ve made to tackle our long-term challenges, America is becoming more competitive from a business standpoint. We’re reforming a broken health care system, and as a consequence, health care costs are rising at their slowest rate in 50 years. We’ve cut our deficits by more than half since I took office, and they keep going down. We’ve pursued an all-of-the-above energy strategy, and we are producing more traditional energy, more renewable energy than ever before, more natural gas than anyone in the world, and we have cut our carbon pollution in the process.

我们不只是世界上最大的市场——我们还在不断增长。由于美国人民的勇气和坚韧不拔,我们清除了金融危机的余害,在过去三年半里,我们的企业创造了超过750万个就业机会。由于我们为应对长期挑战而做出的艰难决定,从商业角度看美国正变得更具竞争力。我们正在对问题重重的医疗保健体系进行改革,其结果是医疗保健成本上升的速度成为50年来最慢的。自我上任以来,我们已经将赤字削减了一半以上,而且赤字水平还在继续下降。我们已经实行了综合全面的能源战略,我们正在生产更多的传统能源、比以往任何时候都多的可再生能源、比世界上任何国家都多的天然气,而且降低了生产过程中的碳污染。

So while the case for doing business in America has always been strong, we’ve made it even stronger. And of course, you will find no better workers than American workers.

因此,虽然来美国经商的理由向来都很充分,但我们已使这种理由更加充分。当然,你们将发现没有比美国员工更好的员工了。

Our productivity is rising. We have the world’s best universities, its most innovative entrepreneurs. We have its strongest intellectual property protections to go along with a rule of law that matches up with anyone. And thanks in part to a new initiative focused on exports and the new trade agreements that I’ve signed, we sell more products made in America to the rest of the world than ever before.

我们的生产率在不断提高。我们有世界上最好的大学,最具创新力的企业家。我们有全世界最强有力的知识产权保护,以及与其相应的堪比任何人的法治。而且,部分由于一项注重出口的新举措以及我已经签署的新贸易协定,我们向世界各地销售的美国制造的产品比以往任何时候都多。

So as you’ve heard repeatedly today and you will hear undoubtedly after I leave this stage, America is open for business. And businesses have responded. After a decade in which many jobs left the United States to go overseas, now we’re seeing companies starting to bring jobs back because they’re seeing the advantages of being located here. Caterpillar is bringing jobs back from Japan. Ford is bringing jobs back from Mexico. After locating plants in other countries like China, Intel is opening its most advanced plant right here in the United States.

因此,正如你们今天已经反复听到的,而且你们在我离开讲台后无疑还会听到,美国对商贸开放。公司企业也作出了回应。在许多就业岗位从美国流失到海外10年之后,我们现在看到公司企业开始纷纷让就业机会回到美国,因为他们看到了在美国开展业务的优势。卡特彼勒公司正在将就业机会从日本带回美国。福特公司正在将就业机会从墨西哥带回美国。在将工厂设在中国等其他国家后,英特尔公司正在美国这里开设最先进的工厂。

And there are a whole range of factors involved. People are looking at lower energy costs here. They’re looking at stability. They’re looking at the increased productivity of our workers. All these things are adding up. And people are saying, why would we want to be outside the world’s largest market when we can get our products made effectively here, and this is a great platform from which we can export all around the world.

这其中涉及各种各样的因素。人们考虑到这里较低的能源成本。他们考虑到稳定性。他们考虑到我们的员工已有所提高的生产率。所有这些因素加在一起,而且人们都在说,当我们在美国就可以高效地制造产品时,为什么我们还想置身于这个世界上最大的市场之外,更何况这里还是我们能将产品出口到世界各地的极好的平台。

And it’s not just companies based in the United States. Honda is betting on America by expanding production operations in Ohio, in Alabama and Indiana. And today, more Hondas are made in America than anyplace else in the world. Samsung is betting on America by revamping their plant in Austin, Texas -- a $4 billion investment. Siemens is betting on America by hiring hundreds of new workers in North Carolina and putting $50 million a year into training its U.S workforce.

这不仅仅包括总部设在美国的公司。本田公司寄希望于美国,在俄亥俄州、阿拉巴马州和印第安纳州扩大生产经营。今天,在美国制造的本田汽车比世界上其他任何地方都多。三星公司也寄希望于美国,并正在改造他们设在得克萨斯州奥斯汀市的工厂——一笔40亿美元的投资。西门子公司同样寄希望于美国,他们在北卡罗来纳州雇用了数百名新员工并每年投入5000万美元来培训美国员工。

And that’s the kind of investment we’ve always welcomed as a nation, but the reason for SelectUSA is we know we can do more. We know we can be better. So two years ago, I acted on a recommendation from the CEOs on my Jobs Council, and we created SelectUSA to encourage more foreign companies to invest and create jobs right here in the United States. And we’ve shown that this works.

这种投资是我国历来都欢迎的,而发起选择美国计划的原因是我们知道我们还能做到更多。我们知道我们能做得更好。因此,两年前,我采纳了总统就业委员会中各位首席执行官的建议,创立了选择美国计划,以鼓励更多的外国公司来美国投资并创造就业机会。我们已表明这行之有效。

As Penny mentioned earlier this morning, with help from SelectUSA, the Austrian company Voestalpine is creating 220 jobs at an auto-parts plant in Cartersville, Georgia. The Canadian company Bombardier is investing more than $600 million to expand its Learjet facility in Wichita, Kansas. ASCO, a Belgian company that makes high-tech aircraft parts, reopened a shuttered factory in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and they’re expected to create 380 good jobs by the end of 2015. And the list goes on.

正如彭妮今早提到的,在选择美国计划的帮助下,奥地利奥钢联公司将在佐治亚州卡特斯维尔市的汽车零件厂创造220个就业机会。加拿大庞巴迪公司正在投资超过6亿美元来扩大其在堪萨斯州威奇托市的李尔喷气机工厂的规模。比利时高科技飞机零件制造商ASCO公司在俄克拉荷马州斯蒂尔沃特市重开了一家被关闭的工厂,预计他们到2015年年底将创造380个待遇优厚的就业机会。这样的例子不胜枚举。

And I want to see even more of these success stories told across this country, which means I want to make sure we are doing everything we can so that companies like yours want to set up shop here in the United States. And for all the U.S. states and cities who are represented here today, we want to provide you with the tools you need to close those deals and create those jobs.

我希望看到在美国各地出现更多这样的成功故事,这意味着我要确保我们正在尽一切努力,让像贵公司那样的企业愿意到美国来开店办厂。对于今天有代表在座的所有美国州和城市,我们要为你们提供达成这些交易并创造就业机会所需的帮助。

So that’s why, today, I’m proud to announce that I’m expanding and enhancing SelectUSA to create the first-ever, fully coordinated U.S. government effort to recruit businesses to invest and create new jobs in the United States. (Applause.) To do that, I’m taking four new steps to bring more good jobs to our shores.

这正是为什么今天我自豪地宣布,我将扩大并加强选择美国计划,推行有史以来首次由美国政府全面协调的吸引企业来美国投资并创造就业机会的努力。(掌声)为此,我将采取四项新措施,将更多好的就业机会带到美国。


内容来自 听力课堂网:https://www.tingclass.net/show-8360-278871-1.html
用手机学英语,请加听力课堂
微信公众号:tingclass123
用户搜索

疯狂英语 英语语法 新概念英语 走遍美国 四级听力 英语音标 英语入门 发音 美语 四级 新东方 七年级 赖世雄 zero是什么意思

  • 频道推荐
  • |
  • 全站推荐
  • 广播听力
  • |
  • 推荐下载
  • 网站推荐