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Good morning.

早上好。
Over the past few days, I've met with Republicans and Democrats from both houses of Congress in an effort to reopen your government and remove the dangers of default from our economy.
在过去的几天里,我会见了国会参众两院的共和党人和民主党人,就如何让政府重新开启及消除美国经济违约的危险进行探讨。
It's a positive development that House Republicans have agreed on the need to avoid the economic consequences of not meeting our country's commitments.
众议院共和党人已就避免不能兑现我们国家承诺的经济后果的必要性达成一致,这是一个积极的变化。
Because once the debt ceiling is raised, and the shutdown is over, there's a lot we can accomplish together.
因为一旦债务上限得以提高、政府关门结束,我们可以一起完成许多事情。
We've created seven and a half million new jobs in the past three and a half years.
在过去3年半的时间里,我们创造了750万个新的工作岗位。
Now let's create more.
现在,让我们创造的更多。
We've cut our deficits in half over the past four years.
在过去四年里,我们将美国政府财政赤字削减了一半。
Now let's do it in a smarter, balanced way that lets us afford to invest in the things we need to grow.
现在,让我们以更明智的平衡方式削减财政赤字,使我们可以投资需要发展的项目吧!
The truth is, there's a lot we can agree on.
事实上,有许多问题我们都可以达成一致。
But one thing we have to agree on is that there is no good reason anyone should keep suffering through this shutdown.
不过,我们不得不达成一致的一件事情是,不存在人们应该继续遭受这次政府关门折磨的充分理由。
I met with some really innovative small business owners on Friday who've already lost contracts, lost customers, and put hiring on hold-because the pain of this Republican shutdown has trickled down to their bottom lines.
周五,我会见了一些真正具有创新精神的小企业主,他们已经失去了合同、失去了客户,不得不推迟招聘人手—因为这次共和党式政府关门带来的阵痛,严重影响了他们的最终利润。
It's hurting the very citizens that our government exists to serve.
政府关门正在伤害我们政府所服务的每位公民。
That's why a growing number of reasonable Republicans say it should end now.
正是出于这一理由,越来越多明智的共和党人认为,现在这一切该结束了。
And it wouldn't be wise, as some suggest, to just kick the debt ceiling can down the road for a couple months, and flirt with a first-ever intentional default right in the middle of the holiday shopping season.
我认为,像一些人建议的那样,只把政府借款授权延长区区数月,在假期购物季节当口,开玩笑地对待有史以来的第一次故意违约是不明智的。
Because damage to America's sterling credit rating wouldn't just cause global markets to go haywire; it would become more expensive for everyone in America to borrow money.
因为伤害美国的顶级信用评级,不仅会导致全球市场失去控制;美国人民的借贷成本也会变得更加高昂。
Students paying for college.
支付学费的学生。
Newly weds buying a home.
购买住房的新婚夫妇。
It would amount to a new tax-a Republican default tax-on every family and business in America.
这等于向美国每个家庭和企业开征一个新的税种—共和党违约税。
It doesn't have to be this way.
不是这种方式。
It's not supposed to be this way.
不应是这种方式。
Manufacturing crises to extract massive concessions isn't how our democracy works, and we have to stop it.
制造危机来获取重大让步,这不是我们的民主运作的方式,我们要去阻止它。
Politics is a battle of ideas, but you advance those ideas through elections and legislation-not extortion.
政治是思想的斗争,但是,提出和推动这些思想的方式是选举和立法,而不是勒索和敲诈。
I know you're frustrated by what you see in your nation's capital right now.
我知道,你们对首都华盛顿目前发生的一切倍感懊恼。
But because it's easy to get lost in or give up on the political back-and-forth, I want you to remember: this is not normal.
但是,由于太容易在政治的推来攘去中迷失方向或放弃目标,我希望你们记住:这不正常!
Our government is closed for the first time in 17 years.
我们的政府17年来首次关闭。
A political party is risking default for the first time since the 1700s.
一个政党正在冒发生美国建国以来首次违约的风险。
This is not normal.
这不正常!
That's why we have to put a stop to it. Not only because it's dangerous, but because it saps everyone's faith in our extraordinary system of self-government.
正是这一原因,我们要阻止它。不仅因为它充满危险,还因为它削弱每个人对我们卓越的自治系统的信任。
And that hurts us all.
这对我们全体都造成伤害。
Whether it's the work of creating jobs, growing the economy, or getting our fiscal house in order for the long haul, we've got a lot of work to do-and constant brinksmanship doesn't let us do it.
不管是创造工作岗位、发展经济,还是为了长期发展而重整我们的财政机构,我们有太多的工作要做,可不断出现的边缘政策却不让我们有所作为。
It inflicts real pain on real people.
它使人民遭受真真切切的痛苦。
It creates spasms of uncertainty for business owners.
它给企业主造成一阵又一阵的不确定性。
It threatens our nation's credit and standing in the world.
它威胁我们国家在国际上的信用和地位。
And the longer it goes on-the more frequently this brinksmanship is inflicted-the more we'll see markets react, businesses put off plans to spend and hire, and unemployment claims tick up.
这种局面持续得越长—这种边缘政策出现得越频繁—我们就会看到,市场反应越激烈,企业越倾向推迟开支和销售计划,失业率越日高一日。
The hundreds of thousands of hardworking civil servants who go even longer without pay will worry that they won't be able to cover their bills, and that their own creditworthiness will be ruined for no good reason at all.
成千上万勤劳的公务员经历更长的时间拿不到工资,担心他们无法支付账单,担心他们自己的信誉毫无理由地遭受伤害。
And I want to thank all the neighbors and local business owners who've shown acts of kindness to these Americans who serve their country.
我想感谢所有的邻居和当地企业主,他们对为他们国家服务的这些美国人表现得如此友好。
I ask that same spirit of citizenship from lenders who do business with these folks.
我恳求与这些同胞做生意的借贷者表现同样的公民精神。
Because they're being punished enough through no fault of their own.
因为这些同胞代人受过、吃够了苦头。
So let's pass a budget, put people back to work, and end this Republican shutdown.
因此,让我们通过预算、让人们重返工作岗位、结束这场共和党式的政府关门吧。
Let's pay our bills, and prevent an economic shutdown.
让我们支付我们的账单,防止经济关门。
Then let's get back to the work of the American people.
然后,让我们回到美国人民的工作上吧!
Because there is so much else we should be focusing our energies on right now.
因为,目前有如此多的其他事情需要我们倾注精力。
We've got to create more jobs, and kids to educate, and an immigration system to fix.
我们要创造更多的工作岗位,要教育孩子,要修复移民系统。
We've got more troops to bring home, and a middle class to rebuild, and opportunity to restore.
我们要让更多的军人返回故土,要重建中产阶级,要恢复机会。
There's so much America has going for it in this new century.
在这个新世纪,美国有如此多的目标需要去实现。
And as always, this country works better when we work together.
像往常一样,当我们团结一致时,这个国家就会运转得更好。
Thank you, and have a great weekend.
谢谢大家!祝你们周末愉快!

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