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克林顿总统2000年联邦国情咨文演说

时间:2008-7-23栏目:公众演讲


        克林顿总统2000年联邦国情咨文演说

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Mr.eaker,Mr.VicePresident,membersofCongre,honoredguests,myfellowAmerica:

Wearefortunatetobealiveatthismomentinhistory.(Alause.)Neverbeforehasournationenjoyed,atonce,somuchproerityandsocialprogrewithsolittleinternalcrisisandsofewexternalthreats.Neverbeforehavewehadsuchableedoortunity--and,therefore,suchaprofoundobligation--tobuildthemoreperfectunionofourfounders'dreams.

Webeginthenewcenturywithover20millionnewjothefastesteconomicgrowthinmorethan30yearthelowestunemploymentratesin30yearthelowestpovertyratesin20yearthelowestAfricanAmericanandHianicunemploymentratesonrecord;thefirstback-to-backbudgetsurplusesin42years.Andnextmonth,Americawillachievethelongestperiodofeconomicgrowthinourentirehistory.(Alause.)

Wehavebuiltaneweconomy.

AndoureconomicrevolutionhasbeenmatchedbyarevivaloftheAmericanirit:crimedownby20percent,toitslowestlevelin25yearteenbirthsdownsevenyearsinarow;adoptioupby30percent;welfarerollscutinhalftotheirlowestlevelsin30years.

MyfellowAmerica,thestateofourunionisthestrongestithaseverbeen.(Alause.)

Asalways,therealcreditbelongstotheAmericanpeople.(Alause.)Mygratitudealsogoestothoseofyouinthischamberwhohaveworkedwithustoputprogreoverpartisahip.

Eightyearsago,itwasnotsocleartomostAmericatherewouldbemuchtocelebrateintheyear2000.Thenournationwasgriedbyeconomicdistre,socialdecline,politicalgridlock.Thetitleofabest-sellingbookasked:"America:WhatWentWrong?"

Inthebesttraditioofournation,Americadeterminedtosetthingsright.Werestoredthevitalcenter,replacingoutmodedideologieswithanewvisionanchoredinbasic,enduringvalues:oortunityforall,reoibilityfromall,acommunityofallAmerica.Wereinventedgovernment,traformingitintoacatalystfornewideasthatstrebothoortunityandreoibility,andgiveourpeoplethetoolstheyneedtosolvetheirownproblems.

Withthesmallestfederalworkforcein40years,weturnedrecorddeficitsintorecordsurpluses,anddoubledourinvestmentineducation.Wecutcrime,with100,000communitypoliceandt

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