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次期米国大統領から直接学ぶインターネットリスニング英語

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American Recovery and Reinvestment

January 3, 2009

As the holiday season comes to end, we are thankful for family and
friends and all the blessings that make life worth living. But as we
mark the beginning of a new year, we also know that America faces great
and growing challenges—challenges that threaten our nation’s economy
and our dreams for the future.  Nearly two million Americans have lost
their jobs this past year—and millions more are working harder in jobs
that pay less and come with fewer benefits.  For too many families,
this new year brings new unease and uncertainty as bills pile up, debts
continue to mount and parents worry that their children won’t have the
same opportunities they had.

However we got here, the problems we face today are not Democratic
problems or Republican problems. The dreams of putting a child through
college, or staying in your home, or retiring with dignity and security
know no boundaries of party or ideology.

These are America’s problems, and we must come together as Americans
to meet them with the urgency this moment demands.  Economists from
across the political spectrum agree that if we don’t act swiftly and
boldly, we could see a much deeper economic downturn that could lead to
double digit unemployment and the American Dream slipping further and
further out of reach.

That’s why we need an American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan that
not only creates jobs in the short-term but spurs economic growth and
competitiveness in the long-term.  And this plan must be designed in a
new way—we can’t just fall into the old Washington habit of throwing
money at the problem.  We must make strategic investments that will
serve as a down payment on our long-term economic future. We must
demand vigorous oversight and strict accountability for achieving
results. And we must restore fiscal responsibility and make the tough
choices so that as the economy recovers, the deficit starts to come
down. That is how we will achieve the number one goal of my plan—which
is to create three million new jobs, more than eighty percent of them
in the private sector.

To put people back to work today and reduce our dependence on
foreign oil tomorrow, we will double renewable energy production and
renovate public buildings to make them more energy efficient.  To build
a 21st century economy, we must engage contractors across the nation to
create jobs rebuilding our crumbling roads, bridges, and schools.  To
save not only jobs, but money and lives, we will update and computerize
our health care system to cut red tape, prevent medical mistakes, and
help reduce health care costs by billions of dollars each year. To make
America, and our children, a success in this new global economy, we
will build 21st century classrooms, labs, and libraries. And to put
more money into the pockets of hardworking families, we will provide
direct tax relief to 95 percent of American workers.

I look forward to meeting next week in Washington with leaders from
both parties to discuss this plan.  I am optimistic that if we come
together to seek solutions that advance not the interests of any party,
or the agenda of any one group, but the aspirations of all Americans,
then we will meet the challenges of our time just as previous
generations have met the challenges of theirs.

There is no reason we can’t do this.  We are a people of boundless
industry and ingenuity.  We are innovators and entrepreneurs and have
the most dedicated and productive workers in the world.  And we have
always triumphed in moments of trial by drawing on that great American
spirit—that perseverance, determination and unyielding commitment to
opportunity on which our nation was founded.  And in this new year, let
us resolve to do so once again. Thank you.

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