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奥巴马2011年国情咨文

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简介:本文档为《奥巴马2011年国情咨文doc》,可适用于高等教育领域

MrSpeaker,MrVicePresident,MembersofCongress,distinguishedguests,andfellowAmericans:TonightIwanttobeginbycongratulatingthemenandwomenofthethCongress,aswellasyournewSpeaker,JohnBoehner(Applause)Andaswemarkthisoccasion,we'realsomindfuloftheemptychairinthischamber,andweprayforthehealthofourcolleagueandourfriendGabbyGiffords(Applause)It'snosecretthatthoseofusheretonighthavehadourdifferencesoverthelasttwoyearsThedebateshavebeencontentiouswehavefoughtfiercelyforourbeliefsAndthat'sagoodthingThat'swhatarobustdemocracydemandsThat'swhathelpssetusapartasanationButthere'sareasonthetragedyinTucsongaveuspauseAmidallthenoiseandpassionandrancorofourpublicdebate,Tucsonremindedusthatnomatterwhoweareorwherewecomefrom,eachofusisapartofsomethinggreatersomethingmoreconsequentialthanpartyorpoliticalpreferenceWearepartoftheAmericanfamilyWebelievethatinacountrywhereeveryraceandfaithandpointofviewcanbefound,wearestillboundtogetherasonepeoplethatwesharecommonhopesandacommoncreedthatthedreamsofalittlegirlinTucsonarenotsodifferentthanthoseofourownchildren,andthattheyalldeservethechancetobefulfilledThat,too,iswhatsetsusapartasanation(Applause)Now,byitself,thissimplerecognitionwon'tusherinaneweraofcooperationWhatcomesofthismomentisuptousWhatcomesofthismomentwillbedeterminednotbywhetherwecansittogethertonight,butwhetherwecanworktogethertomorrow(Applause)IbelievewecanAndIbelievewemustThat'swhatthepeoplewhosentushereexpectofusWiththeirvotes,they'vedeterminedthatgoverningwillnowbeasharedresponsibilitybetweenpartiesNewlawswillonlypasswithsupportfromDemocratsandRepublicansWewillmoveforwardtogether,ornotatallforthechallengeswefacearebiggerthanparty,andbiggerthanpoliticsAtstakerightnowisnotwhowinsthenextelectionafterall,wejusthadanelectionAtstakeiswhethernewjobsandindustriestakerootinthiscountry,orsomewhereelseIt'swhetherthehardworkandindustryofourpeopleisrewardedIt'swhetherwesustaintheleadershipthathasmadeAmericanotjustaplaceonamap,butthelighttotheworldWearepoisedforprogressTwoyearsaftertheworstrecessionmostofushaveeverknown,thestockmarkethascomeroaringbackCorporateprofitsareupTheeconomyisgrowingagainButwehavenevermeasuredprogressbytheseyardsticksaloneWemeasureprogressbythesuccessofourpeopleBythejobstheycanfindandthequalityoflifethosejobsofferBytheprospectsofasmallbusinessownerwhodreamsofturningagoodideaintoathrivingenterpriseBytheopportunitiesforabetterlifethatwepassontoourchildrenThat'stheprojecttheAmericanpeoplewantustoworkonTogether(Applause)WedidthatinDecemberThankstothetaxcutswepassed,Americans'paychecksarealittlebiggertodayEverybusinesscanwriteoffthefullcostofnewinvestmentsthattheymakethisyearAndthesesteps,takenbyDemocratsandRepublicans,willgrowtheeconomyandaddtothemorethanonemillionprivatesectorjobscreatedlastyearButwehavetodomoreThesestepswe'vetakenoverthelasttwoyearsmayhavebrokenthebackofthisrecession,buttowinthefuture,we'llneedtotakeonchallengesthathavebeendecadesinthemakingManypeoplewatchingtonightcanprobablyrememberatimewhenfindingagoodjobmeantshowingupatanearbyfactoryorabusinessdowntownYoudidn'talwaysneedadegree,andyourcompetitionwasprettymuchlimitedtoyourneighborsIfyouworkedhard,chancesareyou'dhaveajobforlife,withadecentpaycheckandgoodbenefitsandtheoccasionalpromotionMaybeyou'devenhavetheprideofseeingyourkidsworkatthesamecompanyThatworldhaschangedAndformany,thechangehasbeenpainfulI'veseenitintheshutteredwindowsofonceboomingfactories,andthevacantstorefrontsononcebusyMainStreetsI'vehearditinthefrustrationsofAmericanswho'veseentheirpaychecksdwindleortheirjobsdisappearproudmenandwomenwhofeelliketheruleshavebeenchangedinthemiddleofthegameThey'rerightTheruleshavechangedInasinglegeneration,revolutionsintechnologyhavetransformedthewaywelive,workanddobusinessSteelmillsthatonceneeded,workerscannowdothesameworkwithToday,justaboutanycompanycansetupshop,hireworkers,andselltheirproductswhereverthere'sanInternetconnectionMeanwhile,nationslikeChinaandIndiarealizedthatwithsomechangesoftheirown,theycouldcompeteinthisnewworldAndsotheystartededucatingtheirchildrenearlierandlonger,withgreateremphasisonmathandscienceThey'reinvestinginresearchandnewtechnologiesJustrecently,Chinabecamethehometotheworld'slargestprivatesolarresearchfacility,andtheworld'sfastestcomputerSo,yes,theworldhaschangedThecompetitionforjobsisrealButthisshouldn'tdiscourageusItshouldchallengeusRememberforallthehitswe'vetakentheselastfewyears,forallthenaysayerspredictingourdecline,Americastillhasthelargest,mostprosperouseconomyintheworld(Applause)NoworkersnoworkersaremoreproductivethanoursNocountryhasmoresuccessfulcompanies,orgrantsmorepatentstoinventorsandentrepreneursWe'rethehometotheworld'sbestcollegesanduniversities,wheremorestudentscometostudythananyplaceonEarthWhat'smore,wearethefirstnationtobefoundedforthesakeofanideatheideathateachofusdeservesthechancetoshapeourowndestinyThat'swhycenturiesofpioneersandimmigrantshaveriskedeverythingtocomehereIt'swhyourstudentsdon'tjustmemorizeequations,butanswerquestionslike"WhatdoyouthinkofthatideaWhatwouldyouchangeabouttheworldWhatdoyouwanttobewhenyougrowup"ThefutureisourstowinButtogetthere,wecan'tjuststandstillAsRobertKennedytoldus,"ThefutureisnotagiftItisanachievement"SustainingtheAmericanDreamhasneverbeenaboutstandingpatIthasrequiredeachgenerationtosacrifice,andstruggle,andmeetthedemandsofanewageAndnowit'sourturnWeknowwhatittakestocompeteforthejobsandindustriesofourtimeWeneedtooutinnovate,outeducate,andoutbuildtherestoftheworld(Applause)WehavetomakeAmericathebestplaceonEarthtodobusinessWeneedtotakeresponsibilityforourdeficitandreformourgovernmentThat'showourpeoplewillprosperThat'showwe'llwinthefuture(Applause)Andtonight,I'dliketotalkabouthowwegetthereThefirststepinwinningthefutureisencouragingAmericaninnovationNoneofuscanpredictwithcertaintywhatthenextbigindustrywillbeorwherethenewjobswillcomefromThirtyyearsago,wecouldn'tknowthatsomethingcalledtheInternetwouldleadtoaneconomicrevolutionWhatwecandowhatAmericadoesbetterthananyoneelseissparkthecreativityandimaginationofourpeopleWe'rethenationthatputcarsindrivewaysandcomputersinofficesthenationofEdisonandtheWrightbrothersofGoogleandFacebookInAmerica,innovationdoesn'tjustchangeourlivesItishowwemakeourliving(Applause)OurfreeenterprisesystemiswhatdrivesinnovationButbecauseit'snotalwaysprofitableforcompaniestoinvestinbasicresearch,throughoutourhistory,ourgovernmenthasprovidedcuttingedgescientistsandinventorswiththesupportthattheyneedThat'swhatplantedtheseedsfortheInternetThat'swhathelpedmakepossiblethingslikecomputerchipsandGPSJustthinkofallthegoodjobsfrommanufacturingtoretailthathavecomefromthesebreakthroughsHalfacenturyago,whentheSovietsbeatusintospacewiththelaunchofasatellitecalledSputnik,wehadnoideahowwewouldbeatthemtothemoonThesciencewasn'teventhereyetNASAdidn'texistButafterinvestinginbetterresearchandeducation,wedidn'tjustsurpasstheSovietsweunleashedawaveofinnovationthatcreatednewindustriesandmillionsofnewjobsThisisourgeneration'sSputnikmomentTwoyearsago,Isaidthatweneededtoreachalevelofresearchanddevelopmentwehaven'tseensincetheheightoftheSpaceRaceAndinafewweeks,IwillbesendingabudgettoCongressthathelpsusmeetthatgoalWe'llinvestinbiomedicalresearch,informationtechnology,andespeciallycleanenergytechnology(applause)aninvestmentthatwillstrengthenoursecurity,protectourplanet,andcreatecountlessnewjobsforourpeopleAlready,we'reseeingthepromiseofrenewableenergyRobertandGaryAllenarebrotherswhorunasmallMichiganroofingcompanyAfterSeptemberth,theyvolunteeredtheirbestrooferstohelprepairthePentagonButhalfoftheirfactorywentunused,andtherecessionhitthemhardToday,withthehelpofagovernmentloan,thatemptyspaceisbeingusedtomanufacturesolarshinglesthatarebeingsoldallacrossthecountryInRobert'swords,"Wereinventedourselves"That'swhatAmericanshavedoneforoveryears:reinventedourselvesAndtospuronmoresuccessstoriesliketheAllenBrothers,we'vebeguntoreinventourenergypolicyWe'renotjusthandingoutmoneyWe'reissuingachallengeWe'retellingAmerica'sscientistsandengineersthatiftheyassembleteamsofthebestmindsintheirfields,andfocusonthehardestproblemsincleanenergy,we'llfundtheApolloprojectsofourtimeAttheCaliforniaInstituteofTechnology,they'redevelopingawaytoturnsunlightandwaterintofuelforourcarsAtOakRidgeNationalLaboratory,they'reusingsupercomputerstogetalotmorepoweroutofournuclearfacilitiesWithmoreresearchandincentives,wecanbreakourdependenceonoilwithbiofuels,andbecomethefirstcountrytohaveamillionelectricvehiclesontheroadby(Applause)WeneedtogetbehindthisinnovationAndtohelppayforit,I'maskingCongresstoeliminatethebillionsintaxpayerdollarswecurrentlygivetooilcompanies(Applause)Idon'tknowifIdon'tknowifyou'venoticed,butthey'redoingjustfineontheirown(Laughter)Soinsteadofsubsidizingyesterday'senergy,let'sinvestintomorrow'sNow,cleanenergybreakthroughswillonlytranslateintocleanenergyjobsifbusinessesknowtherewillbeamarketforwhatthey'resellingSotonight,Ichallengeyoutojoinmeinsettinganewgoal:By,percentofAmerica'selectricitywillcomefromcleanenergysources(Applause)SomefolkswantwindandsolarOtherswantnuclear,cleancoalandnaturalgasTomeetthisgoal,wewillneedthemallandIurgeDemocratsandRepublicanstoworktogethertomakeithappen(Applause)MaintainingourleadershipinresearchandtechnologyiscrucialtoAmerica'ssuccessButifwewanttowinthefutureifwewantinnovationtoproducejobsinAmericaandnotoverseasthenwealsohavetowintheracetoeducateourkidsThinkaboutitOverthenextyears,nearlyhalfofallnewjobswillrequireeducationthatgoesbeyondahighschooleducationAndyet,asmanyasaquarterofourstudentsaren'tevenfinishinghighschoolThequalityofourmathandscienceeducationlagsbehindmanyothernationsAmericahasfallentoninthintheproportionofyoungpeoplewithacollegedegreeAndsothequestioniswhetherallofusascitizens,andasparentsarewillingtodowhat'snecessarytogiveeverychildachancetosucceedThatresponsibilitybeginsnotinourclassrooms,butinourhomesandcommunitiesIt'sfamilythatfirstinstillstheloveoflearninginachildOnlyparentscanmakesuretheTVisturnedoffandhomeworkgetsdoneWeneedtoteachourkidsthatit'snotjustthewinneroftheSuperBowlwhodeservestobecelebrated,butthewinnerofthesciencefair(Applause)WeneedtoteachthemthatsuccessisnotafunctionoffameorPR,butofhardworkanddisciplineOurschoolssharethisresponsibilityWhenachildwalksintoaclassroom,itshouldbeaplaceofhighexpectationsandhighperformanceButtoomanyschoolsdon'tmeetthistestThat'swhyinsteadofjustpouringmoneyintoasystemthat'snotworking,welaunchedacompetitioncalledRacetotheTopToallstates,wesaid,"Ifyoushowusthemostinnovativeplanstoimproveteacherqualityandstudentachievement,we'llshowyouthemoney"RacetotheTopisthemostmeaningfulreformofourpublicschoolsinagenerationForlessthanpercentofwhatwespendoneducationeachyear,ithasledoverstatestoraisetheirstandardsforteachingandlearningAndthesestandardsweredeveloped,bytheway,notbyWashington,butbyRepublicanandDemocraticgovernorsthroughoutthecountryAndRacetotheTopshouldbetheapproachwefollowthisyearaswereplaceNoChildLeftBehindwithalawthat'smoreflexibleandfocusedonwhat'sbestforourkids(Applause)Yousee,weknowwhat'spossiblefromourchildrenwhenreformisn'tjustatopdownmandate,buttheworkoflocalteachersandprincipals,schoolboardsandcommunitiesTakeaschoollikeBruceRandolphinDenverThreeyearsago,itwasratedoneoftheworstschoolsinColoradolocatedonturfbetweentworivalgangsButlastMay,percentoftheseniorsreceivedtheirdiplomaMostwillbethefirstintheirfamiliestogotocollegeAndafterthefirstyearoftheschool'stransformation,theprincipalwhomadeitpossiblewipedawaytearswhenastudentsaid,"Thankyou,MsWaters,forshowingthatwearesmartandwecanmakeit"(Applause)That'swhatgoodschoolscando,andwewantgoodschoolsallacrossthecountryLet'salsorememberthatafterparents,thebiggestimpactonachild'ssuccesscomesfromthemanorwomanatthefrontoftheclassroomInSouthKorea,teachersareknownas"nationbuilders"HereinAmerica,it'stimewetreatedthepeoplewhoeducateourchildrenwiththesamelevelofrespect(Applause)Wewanttorewardgoodteachersandstopmakingexcusesforbadones(Applause)Andoverthenextyears,withsomanybabyboomersretiringfromourclassrooms,wewanttoprepare,newteachersinthefieldsofscienceandtechnologyandengineeringandmath(Applause)Infact,toeveryyoungpersonlisteningtonightwho'scontemplatingtheircareerchoice:IfyouwanttomakeadifferenceinthelifeofournationifyouwanttomakeadifferenceinthelifeofachildbecomeateacherYourcountryneedsyou(Applause)Ofcourse,theeducationracedoesn'tendwithahighschooldiplomaTocompete,highereducationmustbewithinthereachofeveryAmerican(Applause)That'swhywe'veendedtheunwarrantedtaxpayersubsidiesthatwenttobanks,andusedthesavingstomakecollegeaffordableformillionsofstudents(Applause)Andthisyear,IaskCongresstogofurther,andmakepermanentourtuitiontaxcreditworth$,forfouryearsofcollegeIt'stherightthingtodo(Applause)Becausepeopleneedtobeabletotrainfornewjobsandcareersintoday'sfastchangingeconomy,we'realsorevitalizingAmerica'scommunitycollegesLastmonth,IsawthepromiseoftheseschoolsatForsythTechinNorthCarolinaManyofthestudentsthereusedtoworkinthesurroundingfactoriesthathavesincelefttownOnemotheroftwo,awomannamedKathyProctor,hadworkedinthefurnitureindustrysinceshewasyearsoldAndshetoldmeshe'searningherdegreeinbiotechnologynow,atyearsold,notjustbecausethefurniturejobsaregone,butbecauseshewantstoinspireherchildrentopursuetheirdreams,tooAsKathysaid,"Ihopeittellsthemtonevergiveup"Ifwetakethesestepsifweraiseexpectationsforeverychild,andgivethemthebestpossiblechanceataneducation,fromthedaytheyarebornuntilthelastjobtheytakewewillreachthegoalthatIsettwoyearsago:Bytheendofthedecade,Americawillonceagainhavethehighestproportionofcollegegraduatesintheworld(Applause)OnelastpointabouteducationToday,therearehundredsofthousandsofstudentsexcellinginourschoolswhoarenotAmericancitizensSomearethechildrenofundocumentedworkers,whohadnothingtodowiththeactionsoftheirparentsTheygrewupasAmericansandpledgeallegiancetoourflag,andyettheyliveeverydaywiththethreatofdeportationOtherscomeherefromabroadtostudyinourcollegesanduniversitiesButassoonastheyobtainadvanceddegrees,wesendthembackhometocompeteagainstusItmakesnosenseNow,Istronglybelievethatweshouldtakeon,onceandforall,theissueofillegalimmigrationAndIampreparedtoworkwithRepublicansandDemocratstoprotectourborders,enforceourlawsandaddressthemillionsofundocumentedworkerswhoarenowlivingintheshadows(Applause)IknowthatdebatewillbedifficultIknowitwilltaketimeButtonight,let'sagreetomakethateffortAndlet'sstopexpellingtalented,responsibleyoungpeoplewhocouldbestaffingourresearchlabsorstartinganewbusiness,whocouldbefurtherenrichingthisnation(Applause)ThethirdstepinwinningthefutureisrebuildingAmericaToattractnewbusinessestoourshores,weneedthefastest,mostreliablewaystomovepeople,goods,andinformationfromhighspeedrailtohighspeedInternet(Applause)Ourinfrastructureusedtobethebest,butourleadhasslippedSouthKoreanhomesnowhavegreaterInternetaccessthanwedoCountriesinEuropeandRussiainvestmoreintheirroadsandrailwaysthanwedoChinaisbuildingfastertrainsandnewerairportsMeanwhile,whenourownengineersgradedournation'sinfrastructure,theygaveusa"D"WehavetodobetterAmericaisthenationthatbuiltthetranscontinentalrailroad,broughtelectricitytoruralcommunities,constructedtheInterstateHighwaySystemThejobscreatedbytheseprojectsdidn'tjustcomefromlayingdowntrackorpavementTheycamefrombusinessesthatopenednearatown'snewtrainstationorthenewofframpSooverthelasttwoyears,we'vebegunrebuildingforthestcentury,aprojectthathasmeantthousandsofgoodjobsforthehardhitconstructionindustryAndtonight,I'mproposingthatweredoublethoseefforts(Applause)We'llputmoreAmericanstoworkrepairingcrumblingroadsandbridgesWe'llmakesurethisisfullypaidfor,attractprivateinvestment,andpickprojectsbasedonwhat'sbestfortheeconomy,notpoliticiansWithinyears,ourgoalistogivepercentofAmericansaccesstohighspeedrail(Applause)ThiscouldallowyoutogoplacesinhalfthetimeittakestotravelbycarForsometrips,itwillbefasterthanflyingwithoutthepatdown(Laughterandapplause)Aswespeak,routesinCaliforniaandtheMidwestarealreadyunderwayWithinthenextfiveyears,we'llmakeitpossibleforbusinessestodeploythenextgenerationofhighspeedwirelesscoveragetopercentofallAmericansThisisn'tjustabout(applause)thisisn'taboutfasterInternetorfewerdroppedcallsIt'saboutconnectingeverypartofAmericatothedigitalageIt'saboutaruralcommunityinIowaorAlabamawherefarmersandsmallbusinessownerswillbeabletoselltheirproductsallovertheworldIt'saboutafirefighterwhocandow

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