布什關于美國經濟前景的演講
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US President's speech on American economic future (August 6,2005)

THE PRESIDENT:

 

To grow the economy and help American families, we acted by passing the largest tax relief in a generation. And today, thanks to the tax relief and the efforts of America's workers and entrepreneurs, our economy is strong and growing stronger.

This past week, we learned that America added over 200,000 new jobs in July. Since May of 2003, we've added nearly 4 million new jobs. The unemployment rate is down to 5 percent, below the average of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. And more Americans are working today than ever before in our nation's history.

Recent economic reports show that our economy is growing faster than any other major industrialized nation. Small businesses are flourishing. Workers are taking home more of what they earn. Real disposable personal income has grown by over 12 percent since the end of 2000. Inflation is low and mortgage rates are low. And over the past year, the home ownership rate in America has reached record levels.

The tax relief stimulated1 economic vitality2 and growth and it has helped increase revenues to the Treasury3. The increased revenues and our spending restraint have led to good progress in reducing the federal deficit4. Last month we learned that the deficit is now projected to be $94 billion less than previously5 expected. I set a goal of cutting the deficit in half by 2009, and we are ahead of pace to meet that goal.

To continue creating jobs and to ensure that our prosperity reaches every corner of America, we're opening markets abroad for our goods and services. This past week, I was proud to sign the Central American-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement. This historic agreement will level the playing field for America's workers and farmers, and open up a market of 44 million customers for products made in the United States.

To keep our economy growing we also need affordable6, reliable supplies of energy. Next week in New Mexico, I'll sign a bipartisan energy bill that encourages conservation, expands domestic production in environmentally sensitive ways, diversifies7 our energy supply, modernizes8 our electricity grid9 and makes America less dependent on foreign sources of energy. And next Wednesday in Illinois, I'll sign a highway bill that will improve the safety of our roads, strengthen our transportation infrastructure10 and create good jobs.

Our economy is strong, yet I will not be satisfied until every American who wants to work can find a job. So this coming Tuesday I will meet with my economic team in Texas to discuss our agenda to keep the economy moving forward. As Congress considers appropriations11 bills this fall, we will work with the House and the Senate to ensure that taxpayer12 dollars are spent wisely, or not at all.

We need to make the tax relief permanent, end the death tax forever, and make our tax code simpler, fairer and more pro-growth. We'll continue working on Social Security reform. Social Security is sound for today's seniors, but there's a hole in the safety net for our younger workers, so I'll work with the Congress to strengthen Social Security for our children and grandchildren. I'll continue to press for legal reform to protect small businesses, doctors and hospitals from junk lawsuits13. And we will work to make health care more affordable and accessible for all Americans.

The American economy is the envy of the world and we will keep it that way. We will continue to unleash14 the entrepreneurial spirit of America, so more of our citizens can realize the American Dream.

Thank you for listening.

Good morning. As families across the country enjoy the summer, Americans can be optimistic about our economic future. In the past four years, our economy has been through a lot: we faced a stock market decline, a recession, corporate15 scandals, an attack on our homeland, and the demands of an ongoing16 war on terror.


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1 stimulated Rhrz78     
a.刺激的
參考例句:
  • The exhibition has stimulated interest in her work. 展覽增進了人們對她作品的興趣。
  • The award has stimulated her into working still harder. 獎金促使她更加努力地工作。
2 vitality lhAw8     
n.活力,生命力,效力
參考例句:
  • He came back from his holiday bursting with vitality and good health.他度假歸來之后,身強體壯,充滿活力。
  • He is an ambitious young man full of enthusiasm and vitality.他是個充滿熱情與活力的有遠大抱負的青年。
3 treasury 7GeyP     
n.寶庫;國庫,金庫;文庫
參考例句:
  • The Treasury was opposed in principle to the proposals.財政部原則上反對這些提案。
  • This book is a treasury of useful information.這本書是有價值的信息寶庫。
4 deficit tmAzu     
n.虧空,虧損;赤字,逆差
參考例句:
  • The directors have reported a deficit of 2.5 million dollars.董事們報告赤字為250萬美元。
  • We have a great deficit this year.我們今年有很大虧損。
5 previously bkzzzC     
adv.以前,先前(地)
參考例句:
  • The bicycle tyre blew out at a previously damaged point.自行車胎在以前損壞過的地方又爆開了。
  • Let me digress for a moment and explain what had happened previously.讓我岔開一會兒,解釋原先發生了什么。
6 affordable kz6zfq     
adj.支付得起的,不太昂貴的
參考例句:
  • The rent for the four-roomed house is affordable.四居室房屋的房租付得起。
  • There are few affordable apartments in big cities.在大城市中沒有幾所公寓是便宜的。
7 diversifies 74b6128ba2ced71d646aa6d09ef6807e     
v.使多樣化,多樣化( diversify的第三人稱單數 );進入新的商業領域
參考例句:
  • As the population diversifies the number of consumers with specialized needs grows. 由于人口多樣化,需要特定商品的消費者也愈來愈多了。 來自互聯網
  • The maturity-oriented strategy used by adolescences of different sex diversifies significantly. 不同性別的青少年情緒調節的策略(成熟型)存在顯著差異。 來自互聯網
8 modernizes 51fcea36dfa1a402cfa0f9e5980f74f1     
現代化事物( modernize的名詞復數 )
參考例句:
  • It modernizes the game while lowering the learning curve for newer players. 它讓游戲更為現代化,降低了對新手的入門要求。
  • In time to come, as a society modernizes, people's rights and responsibilities should be balanced. 從發展的角度看,一個社會越是具有現代性,它的公民的權利和義務就越是平衡。
9 grid 5rPzpK     
n.高壓輸電線路網;地圖坐標方格;格柵
參考例句:
  • In this application,the carrier is used to encapsulate the grid.在這種情況下,要用載體把格柵密封起來。
  • Modern gauges consist of metal foil in the form of a grid.現代應變儀則由網格形式的金屬片組成。
10 infrastructure UbBz5     
n.下部構造,下部組織,基礎結構,基礎設施
參考例句:
  • We should step up the development of infrastructure for research.加強科學基礎設施建設。
  • We should strengthen cultural infrastructure and boost various types of popular culture.加強文化基礎設施建設,發展各類群眾文化。
11 appropriations dbe6fbc02763a03b4f9bd9c27ac65881     
n.挪用(appropriation的復數形式)
參考例句:
  • More commonly, funding controls are imposed in the annual appropriations process. 更普遍的作法是,撥款控制被規定在年度撥款手續中。 來自英漢非文學 - 行政法
  • Should the president veto the appropriations bill, it goes back to Congress. 假如總統否決了這項撥款提案,就把它退還給國會。 來自英漢非文學 - 政府文件
12 taxpayer ig5zjJ     
n.納稅人
參考例句:
  • The new scheme will run off with a lot of the taxpayer's money.這項新計劃將用去納稅人許多錢。
  • The taxpayer are unfavourably disposed towards the recent tax increase.納稅者對最近的增加稅收十分反感。
13 lawsuits 1878e62a5ca1482cc4ae9e93dcf74d69     
n.訴訟( lawsuit的名詞復數 )
參考例句:
  • Lawsuits involving property rights and farming and grazing rights increased markedly. 涉及財產權,耕作與放牧權的訴訟案件顯著地增加。 來自辭典例句
  • I've lost and won more lawsuits than any man in England. 全英國的人算我官司打得最多,贏的也多,輸的也多。 來自辭典例句
14 unleash bjewz     
vt.發泄,發出;解帶子放開
參考例句:
  • They hope to create allies to unleash against diseases,pests,and invasive species.他們希望創造出一些新群體來對付疾病、害蟲和一些有侵害性的物種。
  • Changing water levels now at times unleash a miasma of disease from exposed sewage.如今,大壩不時地改變水位,從暴露的污水釋放出了疾病瘴氣。
15 corporate 7olzl     
adj.共同的,全體的;公司的,企業的
參考例句:
  • This is our corporate responsibility.這是我們共同的責任。
  • His corporate's life will be as short as a rabbit's tail.他的公司的壽命是兔子尾巴長不了。
16 ongoing 6RvzT     
adj.進行中的,前進的
參考例句:
  • The problem is ongoing.這個問題尚未解決。
  • The issues raised in the report relate directly to Age Concern's ongoing work in this area.報告中提出的問題與“關心老人”組織在這方面正在做的工作有直接的關系。
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