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mp4 视频下载 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENTAT WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS' ASSOCIATION DINNERMay 9, Washington HiltonWashington, D.C.9:56 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you, everybody. Good evening. You know, I had an entire speech prepared for this wonderful occasion, but now that I'm here I think I'm going to try something a little different. Tonight I want to speak from the heart. I'm going to speak off the cuff. (Teleprompters rise.) (Laughter and applause.) Good evening. (Laughter.) Pause for laughter. (Laughter.) Wait a minute, this may not be working as well as I -- (laughter.) Let me try that again. Good evening, everybody. (Applause.) I would like to welcome you all to the 10-day anniversary of my first 100 days. (Laughter.) I am Barack Obama. Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me. (Laughter and applause.) Apologies to the Fox table. (Laughter.) They're -- where are they? I have to confess I really did not want to be here tonight, but I knew I had to come -- just one more problem that I've inherited from George W. Bush. (Laughter.) But now that I'm here, it's great to be here. It's great to see all of you. Michelle Obama is here, the First Lady of the ed States. (Applause.) Hasn't she been an outstanding First Lady? (Applause.) She's even begun to bridge the differences that have divided us for so long, because no matter which party you belong to we can all agree that Michelle has the right to bare arms. (Laughter and applause.)Now Sasha and Malia aren't here tonight because they're grounded. You can't just take Air Force One on a joy ride to Manhattan. (Laughter.) I don't care whose kids you are. (Laughter.) We've been setting some ground rules here. They're starting to get a little carried away. Now, speaking -- when I think about children obviously I think about Michelle and it reminds me that tomorrow is Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in the audience. (Applause.) I do have to say, though, that this is a tough holiday for Rahm Emanuel because he's not used to saying the word "day" after "mother." (Laughter.) That's true. (Laughter.) David Axelrod is here. You know, David and I have been together for a long time. I can still remember -- I got to sort of -- I tear up a little bit when I think back to that day that I called Ax so many years ago and said, you and I can do wonderful things together. And he said to me the same thing that partners all across America are saying to one another right now: Let's go to Iowa and make it official. (Laughter and applause.)Michael Steele is in the house tonight. (Applause.) Or as he would say, "in the heezy." (Laughter.) What's up? (Laughter.) Where is Michael? Michael, for the last time, the Republican Party does not qualify for a bailout. (Laughter.) Rush Limbaugh does not count as a troubled asset, I'm sorry. (Laughter.) Dick Cheney was supposed to be here but he is very busy working on his memoirs, tentatively titled, "How to Shoot Friends and Interrogate People." (Laughter.)You know, it's been a whirlwind of activity these first hundred days. We've enacted a major economic recovery package, we passed a budget, we forged a new path in Iraq, and no President in history has ever named three Commerce Secretaries this quickly. (Laughter.) Which reminds me, if Judd Gregg is here, your business cards are y now. (Laughter.)On top of that, I've also reversed the ban on stem cell research, signed an expansion -- (applause) -- signed an expansion of the children's health insurance. Just last week, Car and Driver named me auto executive of the year. (Laughter.) Something I'm very proud of.We've also begun to change the culture in Washington. We've even made the White House a place where people can learn and can grow. Just recently, Larry Summers asked if he could chair the White House Council on Women and Girls. (Laughter.) And I do appreciate that Larry is here tonight because it is seven hours past his bedtime. (Laughter.) Gibbs liked that one. (Laughter.)In the last hundred days, we've also grown the Democratic Party by infusing it with new energy and bringing in fresh, young faces like Arlen Specter. (Laughter.) Now, Joe Biden rightly deserves a lot of credit for convincing Arlen to make the switch, but Secretary Clinton actually had a lot to do with it too. One day she just pulled him aside and she said, Arlen, you know what I always say -- "if you can't beat them, join them." (Laughter.)Which brings me to another thing that's changed in this new, warmer, fuzzier White House, and that's my relationship with Hillary. You know, we had been rivals during the campaign, but these days we could not be closer. In fact, the second she got back from Mexico she pulled into a hug and gave me a big kiss. (Laughter.) Told me I'd better get down there myself. (Laughter.) Which I really appreciated. I mean, it was -- it was nice. (Laughter.)And of course we've also begun to change America's image in the world. We talked about this during this campaign and we're starting to execute. We've renewed alliances with important partners and friends. If you look on the screen there, there I am with Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso. There I am with Gordon Brown. But as I said during the campaign, we can't just talk to our friends. As hard as it is, we also have to talk to our enemies, and I've begun to do exactly that. Take a look at the monitor there. (Laughter.) Now, let me be clear, just because he handed me a copy of Peter Pan does not mean that I'm going to it -- (laughter) -- but it's good diplomatic practice to just accept these gifts.All this change hasn't been easy. Change never is. So I've cut the tension by bringing a new friend to the White House. He's warm, he's cuddly, loyal, enthusiastic. You just have to keep him on a tight leash. Every once in a while he goes charging off in the wrong direction and gets himself into trouble. But enough about Joe Biden. (Laughter.)All in all, we're proud of the change we've brought to Washington in these first hundred days but we've got a lot of work left to do, as all of you know. So I'd like to talk a little bit about what my administration plans to achieve in the next hundred days.During the second hundred days, we will design, build and open a library dedicated to my first hundred days. (Laughter.) It's going to be big, folks. (Laughter.) In the next hundred days, I will learn to go off the prompter and Joe Biden will learn to stay on the prompter. (Laughter.) In the next hundred days, our bipartisan outreach will be so successful that even John Boehner will consider becoming a Democrat. After all, we have a lot in common. He is a person of color. (Laughter.) Although not a color that appears in the natural world. (Laughter.) What's up, John? (Laughter.)In the next hundred days, I will meet with a leader who rules over millions with an iron fist, who owns the airwaves and uses his power to crush all who would challenge his authority at the ballot box. It's good to see you, Mayor Bloomberg. (Laughter.) In the next hundred days, we will housetrain our dog, Bo, because the last thing Tim Geithner needs is someone else treating him like a fire hydrant. (Laughter.) In the next hundred days, I will strongly consider losing my cool. (Laughter.)Finally, I believe that my next hundred days will be so successful I will be able to complete them in 72 days. (Laughter.) And on the 73rd day, I will rest. (Laughter.) I just -- I want to end by saying a few words about the men and women in this room whose job it is to inform the public and pursue the truth. You know, we meet tonight at a moment of extraordinary challenge for this nation and for the world, but it's also a time of real hardship for the field of journalism. And like so many other businesses in this global age, you've seen sweeping changes and technology and communications that lead to a sense of uncertainty and anxiety about what the future will hold. Across the country, there are extraordinary, hardworking journalists who have lost their jobs in recent days, recent weeks, recent months. And I know that each newspaper and media outlet is wrestling with how to respond to these changes, and some are struggling simply to stay open. And it won't be easy. Not every ending will be a happy one. But it's also true that your ultimate success as an industry is essential to the success of our democracy. It's what makes this thing work. You know, Thomas Jefferson once said that if he had the choice between a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, he would not hesitate to choose the latter. Clearly, Thomas Jefferson never had cable news to contend with -- (laughter) -- but his central point remains: A government without newspapers, a government without a tough and vibrant media of all sorts, is not an option for the ed States of America. (Applause.) So I may not -- I may not agree with everything you write or report. I may even complain, or more likely Gibbs will complain, from time to time about how you do your jobs, but I do so with the knowledge that when you are at your best, then you help me be at my best. You help all of us who serve at the pleasure of the American people do our jobs better by holding us accountable, by demanding honesty, by preventing us from taking shortcuts and falling into easy political games that people are so desperately weary of. And that kind of reporting is worth preserving -- not just for your sake, but for the public's. We count on you to help us make sense of a complex world and tell the stories of our lives the way they happen, and we look for you for truth, even if it's always an approximation, even if -- (laughter.)This is a season of renewal and reinvention. That is what government must learn to do, that's what businesses must learn to do, and that's what journalism is in the process of doing. And when I look out at this room and think about the dedicated men and women whose questions I've answered over the last few years, I know that for all the challenges this industry faces, it's not short on talent or creativity or passion or commitment. It's not short of young people who are eager to break news or the not-so-young who still manage to ask the tough ones time and time again. These qualities alone will not solve all your problems, but they certainly prove that the problems are worth solving. And that is a good place as any to begin.So I offer you my thanks, I offer you my support, and I look forward to working with you and answering to you and the American people as we seek a more perfect union in the months and years ahead.Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.)END 10:12 P.M. EDT05/69535。

  • Among the vicissitudes incident to life no event could have filled with greater anxieties than that of which the notification was transmitted by your order, and received on the 14th day of the present month.在人生沉浮中,没有一件事能比本月14号收到根据你们的命令送达的通知更使我焦虑不安。On the one hand, I was summoned by my country , whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love.一方面,国家召唤我出任此职,对于她的召唤,我永远只能肃然敬从。from a retreat which I had chosen with the fondest predilection , and , in my flattering hopes, with an immutable decision, as the asylum of my declining years.而我十分偏爱、并曾选择了隐退,我还满怀奢望,矢志不移,誓愿以此为暮年归宿。a retreat which was rendered every day more necessary as well as more dear to me by the addition of habit to inclination,and of frequent interruptions in my health to the gradual waste committed on it by time.斗转星移,我越来越感到隐退的必要和亲切,因为喜爱之余,我已经习惯,还因为岁月催人渐老,身体常感不适。On the other hand , the magnitude and difficulty of the trust to which the voice of my country called me , being sufficient to awaken in the wisest and most experienced of her citizens a distrustful scrutiny into his qualifications.另一方面,国家召唤我担任的责任如此重大和艰巨,足以使国内最有才华的智和经验的人度德量力;could not but overwhelm with despondence one who (inheriting inferior endowments from nature and unpracticed in the duties of civil administration) ought to be peculiarly conscious of his own deficiencies.而我天生愚钝,有无民政管理的实践,应该倍觉自己能力之不足,因此必然感到难以荷此重任。In this conflict of emotions all I dare aver is that it has been my faithful study to collect my duty from a just appreciation of every circumstance by which it might be affected.怀着这种矛盾的心情,我唯一敢断言的是,通过正确的理解可能产生影响的各种情况来恪尽职守,乃是我忠贞不渝的努力目标。All I dare hope is that if,in executing this task,I have been too much swayed by a grateful remembrance of former instances, or by an affectionate sensibility to this transcendent proof of the confidence of my fellow citizens,我唯一敢祈望的是,如果我在执行这项任务时因陶醉于往事,或因由衷感激公民们对我的高度信赖,and have thence too little consulted my incapacity as well as disinclination for the weighty and untried cares before me,因而受到过多影响,以致在处理从未经历过的大事时,忽视了自己的无能和消极。my error will be palliated by the motives which mislead me,我的错误将会由于使我误人歧途的各种动机而减轻,and its consequences be judged by my country with some share of the partiality in which they originated.而大家在评判错误的后果时,也会适当包涵产生这些动机的偏见。Such being the impressions under which I have,in obedience to the public summons,repaired to the present station, it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations,and whose providential aids supply every human defect,既然这就是我在遵奉公众召唤就任现职时的感想,那么,在此宣誓就职之际,如不热忱地祈求全能的上帝就极其失当。因为上帝统治着宇宙。主宰着各国政府,它的神助能弥补人类的任何不足。that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the ed States a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes, and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success the functions allotted to his charge.愿上帝赐福,保佑一个为美国人民的自由和幸福而组成的政府,保佑它为这些基本目标而作出奉献。保佑政府的各项行政措施在我负责之下都能成功地发挥作用。In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good, I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own, nor those of my fellow citizens at large less than either.在向公众利益和私人利益的伟大缔造者献上这份崇敬时,我保这不仅表达了我自己的情感,这些话也同样表达了各位和广大公民的心意。No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the ed States.没有人能比美国更坚定不移地承认和崇拜掌管人间事务的上帝。Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency;他们在迈向独立国家的进程中,似乎每走一步都有某种天佑的迹象;01/84041。
  • Fellow Citizens:About to undertake the arduous duties that I have been appionted to per form by the chooice of a free people,同胞们:即将承担通过自由民众的选择而指定我来执行这艰巨责任,I avail myself of this customary and solemn occasion to express the gratitude which their confidence inspires solemn occasion to express the gratitude which their confidence inspires and to acknowledge the accountability which my situation enjoins.我借此惯常而庄严的机会来表达自己由他们对我之信心的感激,并确认我所处位置所要求的责任。While the magnitude of their interests convinces me that no thanks can be adequate to the honor they have conferred,他们爱我之巨大使我深信没有任何足以感激他们授予我的荣耀,it admonishes me that the best return I can make is the zealous dedication of my humble abilities to their service and their good.同时我被告戒我所能做的最好回报就是把我那微薄的能力热情地贡献于他们,造福他们。As the instrument of the Federal Constitution it well devolve on me for a stated period to execute the laws of the ed States,作为联邦宪法执行者,在指定期间里我被委托来执行美国的法律,to superintend their foreign and their confederate relations,to manage their revenue,来监督其外交和联盟内的关系,来管理其税收,to command their forces,and ,by communications to the Legislature,to watch over and to promote their interests generally.来指挥其军队,并通过同立法机构的沟通来守卫和促进其总体利益。And the principles of action by which I shall endeavor to accomplish this circle of duties it is now proper for me briefly to explain.现在我应该简短阐明我将努力完成此期责任所依赖的行动原则。Considering standing armies as dangerous to free governments in time of peace,and science of both branches of our military service考虑到常备军在和平时代对一个自由的国家有危险,I shall not seek to enlarge our present establishment,我将不寻求扩大现有的编制,nor disregard that salutary lesson of political experience which teaches that the miliary should be held subordinate to the civil power.也不忽略以往政治经验告诉我们军队必须从于平民政权的有益教训。The gradual increase of our Navy,whose flag has displayed in distant climes our skill in navigation and our fame in arms;我们海军的逐渐增强,其旗帜在遥远的异地展示我们航海技术和武力声名:the preservation of our forts,arsenals,and dockyards,and the introduction of progressive improvements in the discipline,and science of both branches of our military service保留我们的堡垒,军库和海军工厂,以及在我们军事机构的两军中引进纪律和科学上的积极改良,are so plainly prescribed by prudence that I should be excused for omitting their mention sooner than for enlarging on their importance.这些已被审慎明白地指出而我在此可借口略去提出它们,而非不增大其重要性。But the bulwark of our defense is the national militia,但是,我们国防的中流砥柱是武装的全国人民,which in the present state of our intelligence and population must render us invincible.以我们现在的智慧和人口情况,这一定使我们战无不胜。As long as our Government is administered for the good of the people,and is regulated by their will;只要我们的政府管理是为人民的利益,并受到他们意愿的调控;as long as it secures to us the rights of person and of property,liberty of conscience and of the press,it will be worth defending;只要向我们保个人和财产的权利,良知和媒体的自由,它就值得被保护;and so long as it is worth defending a patriotic militia will cover it with an impenetrable aegis.而只要它值得被保护,一个爱国的武装人民将护之以坚不可摧的盾牌。Partial injuries and occasional mortifications we may be subjected to,我们也许会遭到局部的伤害和偶尔的损坏,but a million of armed freemen,possessed of the means of war,can never be conquered by a foreign foe.但是一百万掌握战争手段的武装自由人永不可能被一个外来敌人所征。To any just system,therefore,对于旨在加强这一国的自然护卫的任何公正体制,calculated to strengthen this natural safeguard of the country I shall cheerfully lend all the aid in my power.我将高兴地尽我的权力提供所有帮助。01/84642。
  • 全球顶级CEO的演讲(7) 美国经典英文演讲100篇总统演讲布莱尔首相演讲美国总统布什演讲快报英语演讲视频200809/49963。
  • [Nextpage视频演讲]President Obama speaks about the role government can play in encouraging innovation, rewarding ingenuity and spurring the economy in remarks at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.Download mp4 (166MB) | mp3 (16MB) [Nextpage演讲文本1]【Part 1】THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Please have a seat. Have a seat. (Applause.) Well, thank you, Harry. Thanks for giving me a chance to get out of Washington. It’s very hot there. (Laughter.) It’s hot here, too, but there’s a little more humidity there. And I just love coming to Vegas. (Applause.) I love being here. I mentioned last night, I'm not the only one who loves it, because I noticed that, for some reason, Air Force One is more crowded when we're coming to Vegas. (Laughter.) Somehow I need more staff and logistical support and a couple extra Secret Service guys. (Laughter.)We've got some wonderful leaders here, and I just want to acknowledge them very quickly. U.S. Representative Dina Titus is here -- (applause) -- doing a great job. And Nevada’s Secretary of State, Ross Miller, is here. (Applause.) Dr. Neal Smatresk is here, and his family. And they’re doing a great job on behalf of UNLV. (Applause.) And all of you are here. (Applause.) And I am thrilled to see you.But I’m especially here to be with my friend and your Senator, Harry Reid. (Applause.) One of the first stories I heard about Harry was that he was a boxer back in the day here in Nevada. And I was mentioning last -- she’s laughing, she’s -- oh, I can't believe it. (Laughter.) No, he was. (Laughter.) You wouldn't know that because he’s so soft-spoken. He’s all “well, I'm Harry Reid.” (Laughter.) But when he first told me he was a boxer, he said, “Barack, I wasn’t the fastest, I wasn’t the hardest hitting, but I knew how to take a punch.” (Laughter.) He knew how to take a punch. And Harry Reid became a pretty good boxer because he would simply outlast his opponents. He had a stronger will.I think that tells you something about the kind of person he is, the kind of senator he is, the kind of Senate Majority Leader he is. He’s a fighter, and you should never bet against him. (Applause.) And that’s just what we need right now. That's what Nevada needs right now. (Applause.) That's what Nevada needs, is somebody who’s going to fight for the people of Nevada and for the American people. And you know that he wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth -- in Searchlight, Nevada. So when you're going through tough times, Harry Reid has been there. He knows what it feels like to be scraping and scrimping, and struggle to make ends meet. And so when his home state is having a tough time, when the country is having a tough time, he knows that he’s got to be fighting on behalf of not those who are powerful, but on behalf of those who need help the most.Now, let me tell you, when we first took office, amidst the worst economy since the Great Depression, we needed Harry’s fighting spirit -- because we had lost nearly three million jobs during the last six months of 2008. The month I was sworn in, January , we lost 750,000 jobs in that month alone. The following month we lost 600,000 jobs. And these were all the consequence of a decade of misguided economic policies -- a decade of stagnant wages, a decade of declining incomes, a decade of spiraling deficits.So our first mission was to break the momentum of the deepest and most vicious recession since the Great Depression. We had to stop the freefall and get the economy and jobs growing again. And digging out of this mess required us taking some tough decisions, and sometimes those decisions were not popular. And Harry knew they weren’t popular. I knew they weren’t popular. But they were the right thing to do.And Harry was willing to lead those fights because he knew that we had to change course; that to do nothing, to simply continue with the policies that had gotten us into this mess in the first place would mean further disaster. And to fail to act on some of the great challenges facing the country that we had been putting off for decades would mean a lesser future for our children and our grandchildren.Now, as a result of those tough steps that we took, we’re in a different place today than we were a year ago. An economy that was shrinking is now growing. We’ve gained private sector jobs for each of the past six months instead of losing them -- almost 600,000 new jobs. But as Harry pointed out, that’s not enough. I don’t have to tell you that. The unemployment rate is still unacceptably high, particularly in some states like Nevada. And a lot of you have felt that pain personally or you’ve got somebody in your family who’s felt the pain. Maybe you found yourself underwater on your mortgage and faced the terrible prospect of losing your home. Maybe you’re out of work and worried about how you’re going to provide for your family. Or maybe you’re a student at UNLV and you’re wondering if you’re going to be able to find a job when you graduate, or if you’re going to be able to pay off your student loans, or if you’re going to be able to start your career off on the right foot. Now, the simple truth is it took years to dig this hole; it’s going to take more time than any of us would like to climb out of it. But the question is, number one, are we on the right track? And the answer is, yes. And number two, how do we accelerate the process? How do we get the recovery to pick up more steam? How do we fill this hole faster?There’s a big debate in Washington right now about the role that government should play in all this. As I said in the campaign -- and as I’ve repeated many times as President -- the greatest generator of jobs in America is our private sector. It’s not government. It’s our entrepreneurs and innovators who are willing to take a chance on a good idea. It’s our businesses, large and small, who are making payroll and working with suppliers and distributing goods and services across the country and now across the world. [Nextpage演讲文本2]【Part 2】The private sector, not government, is, was, and always will be the source of America’s economic success. That’s our strength, the dynamism of our economy. And that’s why one of the first things Harry Reid did, one of the first things we did, was cut dozens of taxes -- not raise them, cut them -- for middle class and small business people. And we extended loan programs to put capital in the hands of startups. And we worked to reduce the cost of health care for small businesses. And right now, Harry is fighting to pass additional tax breaks and loan authority to help small businesses grow and hire all across the country. But he has also tried to look out specifically for Nevada. He understands, for example, that tourism is so enormous an aspect of our economy, and so helped to move our trade promotion act that is going to be helping to do exactly what it says -- promote tourism -- and bring folks here to enjoy the incredible hospitality. The point is, our role in government, especially in difficult times like these, is to break down barriers that are standing in the way of innovation; to unleash the ingenuity that springs from our people; to give an impetus to businesses to grow and expand. That’s not some abstract theory. We’ve seen the results. We’ve seen what we can do to catalyze job growth in the private sector. And one of the places we’ve seen it most is in the clean energy sector -- an industry that will not only produce jobs of the future but help free America from our dependence on foreign oil in the process, clean up our environment in the process, improve our national security in the process.So let me give you an example. Just yesterday, I took a tour of Smith Electric Vehicles in Kansas City, Missouri, on the way here. This is a company that just hired its 50th worker, it’s on the way to hiring 50 more, and is aiming to produce 500 electric vehicles at that plant alone. (Applause.) And these are spiffy-looking trucks. I mean, they are -- and they’re used by Fortune 500 companies for distribution -- PepsiCo, Frito-Lay. They’re also used for the ed States military –- electric trucks with a lot of -- they’re very strong, great horsepower.And the reason for their success is their entrepreneurial drive. But it’s also partly because of a grant that we’re offering companies that manufacture electric vehicles and the batteries that power them. Because of these grants, we’re going to be going from only having 2 percent of the global capacity to make advanced batteries that go in trucks and cars, run on electricity -- we’re going to go from 2 percent of advanced battery market share to 40 percent just in the next five years -- just in the next five years. (Applause.) And that will create thousands of jobs across the country -- thousands of jobs across the country, not just this year, not just next year, but for decades to come. So it’s a powerful example of how we can generate jobs and promote robust economic growth here in Nevada and all across the country by incentivizing private sector investments.That’s what we’re working to do with the clean energy manufacturing tax credits that we enacted last year, thanks to Harry’s leadership. Thanks to Harry’s leadership. (Applause.)Some people know these tax credits by the name 48c, which refers to their section in the tax code. But here’s how these credits work. We said to clean energy companies, if you’re willing to put up 70 percent of the capital for a worthy project, a clean energy project, we’ll put up the remaining 30 percent. To put it another way, for every dollar we invest, we leverage two more private sector dollars. We’re betting on the ingenuity and talent of American businesses. (Applause.)Now, these manufacturing tax credits are aly having an extraordinary impact. A solar panel company -- a solar power company called Amonix received a roughly million tax credit for a new facility they’re building in the Las Vegas area -– a tax credit they were able to match with roughly million in private capital. That's happening right now. And that’s just one of over -- (applause) -- that's just one of over 180 projects that received manufacturing tax credits in over 40 states.Now, here’s the -- the only problem we have is these credits were working so well, there aren’t enough tax credits to go around. There are more worthy projects than there are tax credits. When we announced the program last year, it was such a success we received 500 applications requesting over billion in tax credits, but we only had .3 billion to invest. In other words, we had almost four times as many worthy requests as we had tax credits.Now, my attitude, and Harry’s attitude, is that if an American company wants to create jobs and grow, we should be there to help them do it. So that’s why I’m urging Congress to invest billion more in these kinds of clean energy manufacturing tax credits, more than doubling the amount that we made available last year. (Applause.) And this investment would generate nearly 40,000 jobs and billion or more in private sector investment, which could trigger an additional 90,000 jobs.Now, I’m gratified that this initiative is drawing support from members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, including Republican Senators Richard Lugar and Orrin Hatch. Unfortunately, that kind of bipartisanship has been absent on a lot of efforts that Harry and I have taken up over the past year and a half.We fought to keep Nevada teachers and firefighters and police officers on the job, and to extend unemployment insurance and COBRA so folks have health insurance while they’re looking for work. We fought to stop health insurance companies from dropping your coverage on the basis of preexisting conditions, or right when you get sick, or placing lifetime limits on the amount of care that you can receive. We fought to eliminate wasteful subsidies that go to banks that were acting as unnecessary middlemen for guaranteed student loans from the federal government, and as a consequence, freed up tens of billions of dollars that are now going directly to students, which means more than a million students have access to financial aid that they didn't have before. (Applause.)And we’re now on the cusp of enacting Wall Street reforms that will empower consumers with clear and concise information that they need to make financial decisions that are best for them -- (applause) -- and to help prevent another crisis like this from ever happening again, and putting an end to some of the predatory lending and the subprime loans that had all kinds of fine print and hidden fees that have been such a burden for the economy of a state like Nevada and haven’t been fair to individual consumers in the process. So that’s what Harry and I fought for. And, frankly, at every turn we’ve met opposition and obstruction from a lot of leaders across the aisle. And that’s why I’m glad I’ve got a boxer in the Senate who is not afraid to fight for what he believes in. (Applause.) And Harry and I are going to keep on fighting until wages and incomes are rising, and businesses are hiring again right here in Nevada, and Americans are headed back to work again, and we’ve recovered from this recession, and we’re actually rebuilding this economy stronger than before. (Applause.) That’s what we’re committed to doing. (Applause.) So, Nevada, I know we’ve been through tough times. And not all the difficult days are behind us. There are going to be some tough times to come. But I can promise you this: We are headed in the right direction. We are moving forward. We are not going to move backwards. (Applause.) And I’m absolutely confident that if we keep on moving forward, if we refuse to turn backwards, if we’re willing to show the same kind of fighting spirit as Harry Reid has shown throughout his career, then out of this storm brighter days are going to come. Thank you very much, everybody. God bless you. (Applause.)END9:52 A.M. PDT 201007/108703。
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