奥巴马演讲 美国仍是世界创新商业的基地1
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THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, hello!  Hello, Schenectady!  (Applause.)  It is good to be in New York.  (Applause.)  Now let me just begin, if I’m not mistaken, Governor Cuomo -- who is going to be an outstanding governor -- (applause) -- he tried to give me a Jets hat.  (Laughter.)  I had to refuse it.  I had Secret Service confiscate1(没收,充公) it.  (Laughter.)  But I will say both the Jets and the Bears I think are slight underdogs, so we’re going to be rooting for the underdogs on Sunday.  (Applause.) 

In addition to Governor Cuomo, I just want to acknowledge Lieutenant2 Governor Bob Duffy is here.  (Applause.)  Two great friends of mine and great champions for New York in the United States Senate -- Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are here.  (Applause.)  Members of the congressional delegation3 from up this way -- Paul Tonko, Chris Gibson, and Richard Hanna are all here.  (Applause.) 

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is here.  (Applause.)  The outstanding mayor of Schenectady who flew up with me because we had an event down at the White House for mayors and he was on Marine4 One and Air Force One and he looked like he was having a pretty good time -- (laughter) -- Brian Stratton is here.  (Applause.)  And from Albany, Mayor Jerry Jennings is here.  (Applause.)  Thank you.

Now, Jeff, thank you for the outstanding introduction, and thank you, GE.  It is great to be here.  I just had a chance to see some of the high-tech5 steam turbines and all kinds of fancy stuff that’s being made here, being manufactured here at this plant.  And it is unbelievably impressive and it’s part of a proud tradition, because GE has been producing turbines and generators6 here in Schenectady for more than a century.

A lot has changed since those early days.  We’ve seen technologies transform the ways we work and the ways we communicate with one another.  We’ve seen our economy transformed by rising competition from around the globe.  And over the years, in the wake of these shifts, upstate New York and places like it have seen more than their fair share of hard times.

But what has never changed –- we see it right here at this plant, we see it right here at GE –- is that America is still home to the most creative and most innovative7 businesses in the world.  We’ve got the most productive workers in the world.  America is home to inventors and dreamers and builders and creators.  (Applause.)  All of you represent people who each and every day are pioneering the technologies and discoveries that not only improve our lives, but they drive our economy.

Across the country, there are entrepreneurs opening businesses.  There are researchers testing new medical treatments.  There are engineers pushing the limits of design and the programmers poring over lines of code.  And there are workers like you on assembly lines all across the country, eager to create some of the best products the world has ever seen.

There are students training to take new jobs by their side.  In this community, GE is building one of the world’s most sophisticated manufacturing facilities to produce state-of-the-art batteries.  (Applause.)  Last year, you opened the headquarters of your renewable energy operations, and you created 650 jobs on this campus.  (Applause.)

So our challenge, especially as we continue to fight our way back from the worst recession in our lifetimes, is to harness(治理) this spirit, to harness this potential, the potential that all of you represent.

Our challenge is to do everything we can to make it easier for folks to bring products to market and to start and expand new businesses, and to grow and hire new workers.  I want plants like this all across America.  You guys are a model of what’s possible.

And that’s why, as part of the tax cut compromise(妥协,和解) that I signed at the end of the year, we provided incentives8 for businesses to make new capital investments -– and in fact GE is investing $13 million in advanced manufacturing at this plant, taking advantage of some of these tax breaks.

We also extended a program that GE says its customers have used to invest $6 billion in clean energy production across this country –- driving demand for the company’s wind turbines.  And I saw one of those big turbines on the way in.  So we know we can compete.  Not just in the industries of the past, but also in the industries of the future.

But in an ever-shrinking world, our success in these efforts will be determined9 not only by what we build in Schenectady, but also what we can sell in Shanghai.  For America to compete around the world, we need to export more goods around the world.  That’s where the customers are.  It’s that simple.  (Applause.)


1 confiscate 8pizd     
  • The police have the right to confiscate any forbidden objects they find.如发现违禁货物,警方有权查扣。
  • Did the teacher confiscate your toy?老师没收你的玩具了吗?
2 lieutenant X3GyG     
  • He was promoted to be a lieutenant in the army.他被提升为陆军中尉。
  • He prevailed on the lieutenant to send in a short note.他说动那个副官,递上了一张简短的便条进去。
3 delegation NxvxQ     
  • The statement of our delegation was singularly appropriate to the occasion.我们代表团的声明非常适合时宜。
  • We shall inform you of the date of the delegation's arrival.我们将把代表团到达的日期通知你。
4 marine 77Izo     
  • Marine creatures are those which live in the sea. 海洋生物是生存在海里的生物。
  • When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。
5 high-tech high-tech     
  • The economy is in the upswing which makes high-tech services in more demand too.经济在蓬勃发展,这就使对高科技服务的需求量也在加大。
  • The quest of a cure for disease with high-tech has never ceased. 人们希望运用高科技治疗疾病的追求从未停止过。
6 generators 49511c3cf5edacaa03c4198875f15e4e     
n.发电机,发生器( generator的名词复数 );电力公司
  • The factory's emergency generators were used during the power cut. 工厂应急发电机在停电期间用上了。
  • Power can be fed from wind generators into the electricity grid system. 电力可以从风力发电机流入输电网。 来自《简明英汉词典》
7 innovative D6Vxq     
  • Discover an innovative way of marketing.发现一个创新的营销方式。
  • He was one of the most creative and innovative engineers of his generation.他是他那代人当中最富创造性与革新精神的工程师之一。
8 incentives 884481806a10ef3017726acf079e8fa7     
激励某人做某事的事物( incentive的名词复数 ); 刺激; 诱因; 动机
  • tax incentives to encourage savings 鼓励储蓄的税收措施
  • Furthermore, subsidies provide incentives only for investments in equipment. 更有甚者,提供津贴仅是为鼓励增添设备的投资。 来自英汉非文学 - 环境法 - 环境法
9 determined duszmP     
  • I have determined on going to Tibet after graduation.我已决定毕业后去西藏。
  • He determined to view the rooms behind the office.他决定查看一下办公室后面的房间。
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