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Over the last few weeks, I’ve been talking a lot about America’s economic future.  I’ve told you how I believe we should go about creating strong, sustained growth; how we should pay down our long-term debt in a balanced way; and most of all, what we should do right now to create good, middle-class jobs, so people who work hard can get ahead.
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This isn’t some abstract debate or trivial argument.  I’ve said that this is the defining issue of our time, and I mean it.  I’ve said that this is a make-or-break moment for the middle class, and I believe it.  The decisions we make over the next few years will have an enormous impact on the country we live in, and the one we pass on to our children.
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7 w; l3 ?6 ~/ I/ _Right now, we’re still fighting our way back from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.  The economy is growing again, but it’s not growing fast enough.  Our businesses have created 4.3 million new jobs over the last 27 months, but we’re not creating them fast enough.  And we’re facing some pretty serious headwinds – from the effects of the recent spike in gas prices, to the financial crisis in Europe.
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8 `" W1 Q. e1 a! X  YBut here’s the thing.  We have the answers to these problems.  We have plenty of big ideas and technical solutions from both sides of the aisle.  That’s not what’s holding us back.  What’s holding us back is a stalemate in Washington.
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Last September, I sent Congress a jobs bill full of the kinds of bipartisan ideas that could have put over a million Americans back to work and helped bolster our economy against outside shocks.  I sent them a plan that would have reduced our deficit by $4 trillion in a balanced way that pays for the investments we need by cutting unnecessary spending and asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little bit more in taxes.
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Since then, Congress has passed a few parts of that jobs bill, like a tax cut that's allowing working Americans to keep more of your paycheck every week.  But on most of the ideas that would create jobs and grow our economy, Republicans in Congress haven’t lifted a finger.  They’d rather wait until after the election in November.  Just this past week, one of them said, “Why not wait for the reinforcements?”  That’s a quote.  And you can bet plenty of his colleagues are thinking the same thing.5 `. U) Z8 l- @3 F# _* ~. l
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I think that’s wrong.  This isn’t about who wins or loses in Washington.  This is about your jobs, your paychecks, your children’s future.  There’s no excuse for Congress to stand by and do nothing while so many families are struggling.  None.
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Right now, Congress should pass a bill to help states put thousands of teachers, firefighters and police officers back on the job.  They should have passed a bill a long time ago to put thousands of construction workers back to work rebuilding our roads and bridges and runways.  And instead of just talking about job creators, they should give small-business owners a tax break for hiring more workers and paying them higher wages. 0 w% v/ V( y6 e1 I
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Right now, Congress should give every responsible homeowner the opportunity to save an average of $3,000 a year by refinancing their mortgage.  They should extend tax credits for clean energy manufacturers so we don’t walk away from 40,000 good jobs.  And instead of giving tax breaks to companies who ship jobs overseas, Congress should take that money and use it to cover moving expenses for companies that are bringing jobs back to America.  There’s no reason to wait.
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/ L7 v7 J: C% v! k9 a) q7 p3 DEvery problem we face is within our power to solve.  What’s lacking is our politics.  Remind your Members of Congress why you sent them to Washington in the first place.  Tell them to stop worrying about the next election and start worrying about the next generation.  I’m ready to work with anyone – Republican, Democrat, or Independent – who is serious about moving this country forward.  And I hope Members of Congress will join me.
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Address of the President Obama (20120623)

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Over the past three years, we’ve been clawing our way back from the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes.  And we know it will take longer than any of us would like to fully recover all the jobs and savings that have been lost.  But there are things we can do – right now – to help put people back to work and make life a little easier for middle-class families.
$ l% S4 S( r' z" O' JFor months, I’ve been pushing Congress to help us along by passing common-sense policies that would make a difference.  Democrats and Republicans have already done some important work together – like passing a tax cut that’s allowing working Americans to keep more of their paycheck every week.   But Congress has refused to act on most of the other ideas in my jobs plan that economists say could put a million more Americans back to work.! i, I- X- z$ O
There’s no excuse for inaction.  Right now, we are seven days away from thousands of American workers having to walk off the job because Congress hasn’t passed a transportation bill.  We are eight days away from nearly seven and a half million students seeing their loan rates double because Congress hasn’t acted to stop it.) E% A# l6 n' q. p1 X
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This makes no sense.  We know that one of the most important things we can do for our economy is to make sure that all Americans get the best education possible.  Right now, the unemployment rate for Americans with a college degree or more is about half the national average.  Their incomes are twice as high as those who don’t have a high school diploma.  So, if we know that a higher education is the clearest path to the middle class, why would we make it harder to achieve?
( l9 v3 c6 J; ]& o2 k2 b0 e- \2 XSo much of America needs to be repaired right now.  Bridges are deteriorating after years of neglect. Highways are choked with congestion. Transportation delays cost Americans and businesses billions of dollars every year. And there are hundreds of thousands of construction workers who have never been more eager to get back on the job.  So why would we let our transportation funding run out?  This is a time when we should be doing everything in our power – Democrats and Republicans – to keep this recovery moving forward. 0 w0 y5 V' h! i/ d
My Administration is doing its part.  On Friday, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced $500 million in competitive grants for states and communities that will create construction jobs on projects like road repair and port renovation.  And that’s an important step, but we can’t do it all on our own.  - p0 Z3 G6 S! L
The Senate did their part.  They passed a bipartisan transportation bill back in March.  It had the support of 52 Democrats and 22 Republicans.
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It’s not lost on any of us that this is an election year.  But we’ve got responsibilities that are bigger than an election.  We answer to the American people, and they are demanding action.  Let’s make it easier for students to stay in college.  Let’s keep construction workers rebuilding our roads and bridges.  And let’s tell Congress to do their job.   Tell them it’s time to take steps that we know will create jobs now and help sustain our economy for years to come.: W# k* A, }  O' {2 p5 p$ l
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8 D" B& r+ y% H; {/ [) d! \# ^Hello, everybody.  I'm here in Colorado Springs, visiting some of the devastating fires that have been taking place over the last several days.  As many of you have been watching on television, entire communities are under threat. And we had a chance to tour some of the devastation that has been taking place in some of the subdivisions here.3 r' W8 T0 _0 _; G. s2 E& Y4 w
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Firefighters are working 18 hours a day, around the clock, trying to make sure that they get this blaze under control.  We've got volunteers who are out here who are ** sure that these firefighters have the food and the water and all the resources that they need.  And we've been engaging in some unprecedented coordination between federal, state, and local communities to try to bring this fire under control.
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And one of the things I've done here, in addition to saying thank you to these firefighters, is to let them know that all of America has their back.  One of the things that happens, whether it's a fire here in Colorado, or a tornado in Alabama or Missouri, or a flood or a hurricane in Florida, one of the things that happens here in America is when we see our fellow citizens in trouble and having difficulty, we come together as one American family, as one community.  And you see that spirit and you see that strength here in Colorado Springs, where people are working together, promising each other to rebuild.  We've got to make sure that we are there with them every step of the way, even after this fire is put out.   _4 r0 m7 t! [2 B( L
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So for those of you who can provide some help, you should get on the online site of the American Red Cross.  They're very active in this community and you can make your contributions there.  We're going to continue to make sure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Forest Service, our military and National Guard and all the resources that we have available at the federal level are brought to bear in fighting this fire.& [4 y$ Q4 [1 R  m
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But this is a good reminder of what makes us Americans.  We don't just look out for ourselves; we look out for each other.  And one of the things that I told these firefighters is that we can provide them all the resources they need, but only they provide the courage and the discipline to be able to actually fight these fires. And it's important that we appreciate what they do not just when our own communities are struck by disaster.  It's important that we remember what they do each and every single day, and that we continue to provide support to our first responders, our emergency management folks, our firefighters, our military -- everybody who helps secure our liberty and our security each and every day.
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So, America, I hope you guys remember the folks during these times of need.  I know this is a little bit unusual -- we don't usually do weekly addresses like this, but I thought it was a good opportunity for us to actually focus attention on a problem that's going on here in Colorado Springs.  We never know when it might be our community that's threatened, and it's important that we're there for them.# r! T7 B8 X7 [3 X  ?! ~

; @# D( D, g- a. r# U9 hThank you very much.
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Hi, everybody.  I’m here in Ohio, where I’ve spent the past couple days talking with folks about our central challenge as a country – not just reclaiming all the jobs lost to the recession, but reclaiming the economic security that so many Americans have lost over the last decade." j$ J0 v% H# n8 @( x
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Our mission isn’t just to put people back to work – it’s to rebuild an economy where that work pays; an economy in which everyone who works hard has the chance to get ahead.  G7 n, z8 D. E5 }# D3 R( i" c

1 ]% _2 y$ [7 L  [7 Y2 J. AFor months, I’ve been pushing Congress to pass several common-sense ideas that will help us do that.  And on Friday, I signed into law a bill that will do two things for the American people.5 Q: b8 D; N/ {2 |, [% w# g6 `

2 f; c: P% Q# s7 h$ S+ t& e' }7 ^First, it will keep thousands of construction workers on the job rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure. ) w  A/ f( Z) g4 K( P3 }
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Second, it will keep interest rates on federal student loans from doubling this year – which would have hit more than seven million students with about a thousand dollars more on their loan payments.
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0 s: y+ K( v, S; zThose steps will make a real difference in the lives of millions of Americans.  But make no mistake: we’ve got more to do.
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For months, I’ve been calling on Congress to take half the money we’re no longer spending on war and use it to do some nation-building here at home.  There’s work to be done building roads and bridges and wireless networks.  And there are hundreds of thousands of construction workers ready to do it.
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* [8 x/ o* f: ~' R0 o( d% w! X$ z5 cThe same thing is true for our students.  The bill I’m about to sign is vital for millions of students and their families.  But it’s not enough to just keep their student loan rates from doubling.
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0 w0 j5 f+ u& h+ Z6 jFor months, I’ve been calling on Congress to reform and expand the financial aid that’s offered to students.  I’ve been asking them to help us give two million Americans the opportunity to learn the skills that businesses in their area are looking for – right now – through partnerships between community colleges and employers. In America, a higher education cannot be a luxury reserved for just a privileged few.  It’s an economic necessity that every American family should be able to afford.    % D1 a$ L2 W( w/ b
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Finally, I want to thank every American who took the time to sit down and write a letter, type out an e-mail, make a phone call or send a tweet hoping your voice would make a difference.  I promise you – your voice made all the difference.  And as long as I have the privilege of being your President, your voice will be heard in the White House.
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Over the past couple weeks I’ve been talking with folks across the country about how we’re going to rebuild an economy where if you work hard, you and your family can get ahead.
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7 U" j- |# t( p7 c! s) rOne path – pushed by Republicans in Congress and their nominee for President – says that the best way to create prosperity is to let it trickle down from the top.  They believe that if we spend trillions more on tax cuts for the wealthy, it’ll somehow create jobs – even if we have to pay for it by gutting education and training and by raising middle-class taxes.! u  m; Z. }/ Z0 r
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I think they’re wrong.  We already tried it that way for most of the last decade, and it didn’t work.  We’re still paying for trillions of dollars in tax cuts that benefitted the wealthiest Americans more than anyone else; tax cuts that didn’t lead to the rise in wages and middle class jobs that we were promised; and that helped take us from record surpluses to record deficits.0 l/ X9 r' }& n. s4 }( |. e

4 P1 g3 `6 x& ?6 m( B7 \5 E) S4 {0 vThe last thing we need right now is more top-down economics.  What we need are policies that will grow and strengthen the middle class; that will help create jobs, make education and training more affordable, and encourage businesses to start up and stay right here in the United States.
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Soon, we’ll face a choice between these two different approaches.  On January 1st, taxes are set to go up for tens of millions of Americans.  I think that would be a huge financial hit for middle-class families.  That’s why I’ve cut middle-class taxes every year that I’ve been President – by $3,600 for the typical family.  And that’s why, this week, I called on Congress to immediately stop the January 1st tax hike from hitting any American on the first $250,000 of their income.  
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; M3 G& A5 ?. _- XUnder my plan, 98% of American families won’t see their income taxes go up at all.  But the other 2% of Americans will have to pay a little more in taxes on anything they make over $250,000.  In other words, the wealthiest few Americans will go back to the income tax rates they were paying under Bill Clinton.  And if you remember, that was when our economy created nearly 23 million new jobs, the biggest budget surplus in history, and millionaires were doing pretty well.
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The folks in Congress and on the campaign trail who oppose this plan warn that it would somehow hurt small businesses and job creators.  Well, they’re completely ignoring the facts.
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The only place we disagree is whether we keep giving tax cuts to the wealthiest 2% of Americans.  Republicans in Washington want more of those tax cuts.  With the deficit we have, I don’t think we can afford them. 4 s4 W* Y, u% k) F
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But even if we disagree on the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, we all agree that no American should pay more taxes on the first $250,000 of their income.  So let’s at least agree to do what we all agree on.  That’s what compromise is all about.  Let’s not hold the vast majority of Americans and our entire economy hostage while we debate the merits of another tax cut for the wealthy.  Let’s skip the unnecessary drama, the needless delays and all the partisan posturing and let’s just do the right thing for the people who sent us here to serve. # d0 t) t: D* Y! x8 A- r( v; Z5 |- _

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We are still gathering all the facts about what happened, but we do know that the police have one suspect in custody.  And the federal government stands ready to do everything necessary to bring whoever’s responsible for this heinous crime to justice.  We will take every step possible to ensure the safety of all our people.  And we will stand by our neighbors in Colorado during this extraordinarily difficult time., j) j' j, C+ {# A  p

+ M/ E3 _. _0 }: a  ?2 m7 {1 M/ {! qEven as we come to learn how this happened and who’s responsible, we may never understand what leads anyone to terrorize their fellow human beings.  Such evil is senseless – beyond reason.  But while we will never know fully what causes someone to take the life of another, we do know what makes that life worth living. # z$ x4 W6 F! Z& W
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The people we lost in Aurora loved, and were loved.  They were mothers and fathers; husbands and wives; sisters and brothers; sons and daughters; friends and neighbors.  They had hopes for the future and dreams that were not yet fulfilled.  And if there’s anything to take away from this tragedy, it’s a reminder that life is fragile.  Our time here is limited and it is precious.  And what matters in the end are not the small and trivial things which often consume our lives.  It’s how we choose to treat one another, and love one another.  It’s what we do on a daily basis to give our lives meaning and to give our lives purpose.  That’s what matters.  That’s why we’re here.
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I’m sure many of you who are parents had the same reaction I did when you first heard this news: what if it had been my daughters at the theater, doing what young children enjoy doing every day?  Michelle and I will be fortunate enough to hug our girls a little tighter this weekend, as I’m sure you will do with your children.  But for those parents who may not be so fortunate, we need to embrace them and let them know we will be there for them as a nation.; d; i& v3 B6 i8 g, A* y

, U) Y7 N6 n. F! I' B, m9 NThis weekend I hope everyone takes some time for prayer and reflection – for the victims of this terrible tragedy, for the people who knew them and loved them, for those who are still struggling to recover, and for all the victims of the less publicized acts of violence that plague our communities on a daily basis.  Let us keep all these Americans in our prayers.  And to the people of Aurora, may the Lord bring you comfort and healing in the hard days to come.
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Address of the President Obama (20120728)
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" s- N9 X7 f- `& c; j5 g6 ~4 ?This week, the Senate passed a plan that I proposed a few weeks ago to protect middle class Americans and virtually every small business owner from getting hit with a big tax hike next year – a tax hike of $2,200 for the typical family.
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Now it comes down to this: If 218 Members of the House vote the right way, 98% of American families and 97% of small business owners will have the certainty of knowing that that their income taxes will not go up next year.
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That certainty means something to a middle class family who’s already stretched the budget as far as it can go.  It means something to a small business owner who’s trying to plan ahead.  That’s security at a time when folks could use some.( C& @  H( U) x  S8 _7 H( q8 a
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And here’s the thing: everyone in Washington says they agree on this.  Everyone says they agree that we should extend the tax cuts for the middle class.  When Democrats and Republicans agree on something, it should be pretty easy to get it done.     , k2 ]9 f: A7 @2 \. L+ U& I
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But right now, that’s not the case.  Instead of doing what’s right for middle class families and small business owners, Republicans in Congress are holding these tax cuts hostage until we extend tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
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2 T8 E5 F$ I. \; P8 BYou see, Republicans in Congress and their nominee for President believe that the best way to create prosperity in America is to let it trickle down from the top.  They believe that if our country spends trillions more on tax cuts for the wealthy, we’ll somehow create jobs – even if we have to pay for it by gutting things like education and training and by raising middle-class taxes.9 V) L" c2 O% X5 Q

2 ^& v( I& W" H% F( ?; nThey’re wrong.  And I know they’re wrong because we already tried it that way for most of the last decade.  It didn’t work.  We’re still paying for trillions of dollars in tax cuts that benefitted the wealthiest Americans more than anyone else; tax cuts that didn’t lead to the middle class jobs or higher wages we were promised and that helped take us from record surpluses to record deficits. ( M# n7 {8 R1 G; l0 B" r6 R; Z. o, {
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We can’t afford more top-down economics.  What we need are policies that will grow and strengthen the middle class; that will help create jobs, make education and training more affordable, and encourage businesses to start up and stay right here in the United States. / \! d# {+ E  o- m

. D: V7 E3 ^; ?" }2 m5 MThat’s why I’ve cut middle-class taxes every year that I’ve been President – by $3,600 for the typical family.  That’s why I’ve cut taxes for small businesses eighteen times.  And that’s why I’m calling on 218 Members of the House to do their job and not raise taxes on the middle class.
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As soon as they pass that bill, I’ll sign it right away.  And in the meantime, I’m going to keep fighting for an economy where we’re not just putting folks back to work, but ** sure that work pays off – an economy where every American, no matter who you are, what you look like, or where you come from, can have the confidence that if you work hard, you can get ahead. 0 d" ^- y! v& _+ W6 v
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Address of the President Obama (20120804)
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Weekly Address: Celebrating the Summer Olympics and Paralympics
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Hi, everybody. Today, I want to take a break from the back-and-forth of campaign season, and talk about something that’s brought us all together this week – the Summer Olympics.   ]! J3 h& S7 \6 s7 b+ ^% B
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Last weekend, Michelle led the American delegation to London and reaffirmed the special relationship we share with our strongest ally, Great Britain. She met with the Queen, and with Prime Minister Cameron’s wife, Samantha. She spent some time thanking our brave service members and military families. And, of course, she took in as many events as she could to cheer on our athletes.
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" v  P2 N0 m0 t- `, e. vI’ve got to admit I was a little jealous she got to go. But like many of you, I caught as many events as I could, jumping off the couch for a close race, or a perfect vault. I watched the wonderful young women of our gymnastics team recapture the team gold for America, and I was filled with pride watching Gabby Douglas win the all-around gold with incredible poise and grace. I watched our swimmers win a haul of medals, and Michael Phelps become the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time. I saw our women’s soccer team power through the competition. 0 r2 z* L2 K2 M* R6 H* J0 Y" R

, s& S3 a7 ?) j5 X$ g' [And I’m just as proud of all our athletes in sports that don’t always get as much attention. The U.S. women’s eight continued its rowing dominance with another gold medal. Kayla Harrison won America’s first-ever gold medal in Judo, and Marti Malloy won a bronze. Kim Rhode became the first American to win individual medals in five straight Olympics with her gold in skeet shooting; and her teammate, Army Sergeant Vincent Hancock, won his second skeet gold.
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I also thought of the truly difficult journeys that many of our athletes have made. Some have faced personal loss, or beaten cancer. Some have worked long shifts at multiple jobs to feed their Olympic dream. And some have done the impossible. Less than four years ago, Bryshon Nellum was shot three times in his legs. But this week, he’ll run the 400 meters. And as a boy, Lopez Lomong fled war and persecution and life as a refugee – one of the “Lost Boys” of Sudan. Today’s he’s an American – and representing his country at the Olympics for the second time. * S" g  ~+ I7 z4 h2 b
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So it’s no surprise America is vying for the top of the medal count. But it’s not the medal count alone that inspires us – most of our athletes won’t claim a medal at all. It’s the character of the men and women who compete for those medals. It’s their hard work and sacrifice – the countless hours in the gym, in the pool, on the track. It’s their dogged perseverance and unyielding determination, through disappointment and triumph alike. 3 Y8 L: L: ]7 R- Z) G
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It’s that unconquerable spirit – that American spirit – that says even though we may have very different stories to tell; even though we may not look alike or talk alike or be dealt the same hand in life – if we work hard, we can achieve our dreams. We can make it if we try. We are one people, with common values and ideals; we celebrate individual excellence, but recognize that only together can we accomplish great and important things we cannot accomplish alone.
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+ {& ^: T1 k4 I8 j1 R' G, k# uSo to all our Olympic and Paralympic athletes – whether you’ve already competed or have yet to compete – your country could not be prouder of you. Thank you for presenting the best of America to the rest of the world. And, than you for becoming new role models to our children – mine included – and inspiring them to believe that if they work hard and do their best, they can achieve great things, too. 8 m4 ^9 Y4 ~4 [. l- V/ W1 n

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Address of the President Obama (20120818)
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And along the way, I stopped in at Cascade High School to thank the teachers there for doing such a great job – and wish them luck as they head back to the classroom for this school year.
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There’s nothing more important to our country’s future than the education we give our kids. And there’s no one more important to that education than the person at the front of the classroom.
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Teachers matter.  Most work tirelessly, with modest pay, sometimes digging into their own pocket for school supplies – just to make a difference.  They give everything for our kids – and in return, we should invest in them.& O2 E/ n7 n  n$ P" h% \: B2 }
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But here’s the thing: this year, several thousand fewer educators will be going back to school.  Since 2009, we’ve lost more than 300,000 education jobs, in part, because of budget cuts at the state and local level.
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) Y9 e1 N5 f# |# k" gThink about what that means for our country.  At a time when the rest of the world is racing to out-educate America; these cuts force our kids into crowded classrooms, cancel programs for preschoolers and kindergarteners, and shorten the school week and the school year. ' M  i; D% z9 t# o. g

) X% s* v! E$ fThat’s the opposite of what we should be doing as a country.  States should be ** education a priority in their budgets, even in tough fiscal times.  And Congress should be willing to help out – because this affects all of us.
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; {( q* s: B" R- J" X+ N; jThat’s why part of the jobs bill that I sent to Congress last September included support for states to prevent further layoffs and to rehire teachers who’d lost their jobs.  But here we are – a year later with tens of thousands more educators laid off – and Congress still hasn’t done anything about it.
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In fact, the economic plan that almost every Republican in Congress voted for would make the situation even worse.  It would actually cut funding for education – which means fewer kids in Head Start, fewer teachers in our classrooms, and fewer college students with access to financial aid – all to pay for a massive new tax cut for millionaires and billionaires. : c" {" E" n" `2 `
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That’s backwards.  That’s wrong.  That plan doesn’t invest in our future; it undercuts our future.
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If we want America to lead in the 21st century, nothing is more important than giving everyone the best education possible – from the day they start preschool to the day they start their career.( A( m5 M) O4 W- X! K

+ M2 ^8 X9 k9 C3 PThat’s why we launched a national competition to improve our schools.  And for less than one percent of what our nation spends on education each year, we’ve encouraged almost every state to raise their standards – the first time that’s happened in a generation.) m% M" B) K& [8 F& V! f% ]
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That’s why we’ve invested in math and science education, and given states more flexibility on No Child Left Behind.
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And that’s why we’ve reformed the student loan program to put students before big banks, and increased financial aid for millions of young people – because in America, higher education cannot be a luxury; it’s an economic necessity every family should be able to afford.- ^9 n1 v1 D  H8 y9 G' f0 W& F$ h8 d
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This is a country where no matter what you look like or where you come from, if you’re willing to study and work hard, you can go as far as your talents will take you.  You can make it if you try.  I am only the President of the United States today because of the chance my education gave me.  I want every child in America to have that chance.  That’s what I’m fighting for.  And as long as I have the privilege of being your President, that’s what I’m going to keep fighting for.8 C  @+ ~( x1 @6 `6 ?- d

/ E, c4 P& j+ gThanks, and have a great weekend.
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谢谢楼主的资源,有没有相互匹配的音或视频呢?
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Address of the President Obama (20120825)
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; k% Y; v; C$ ZHi, everybody. Over the last few weeks, there’s been a lot of talk about Medicare, with a lot of accusations and misinformation flying around. So today I want to step back for a minute and share with you some actual facts and news about the program.
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. q* i6 v( Q1 P* K" c9 Q+ b5 TThis week, we found out that, thanks to the health care law we passed, nearly 5.4 million seniors with Medicare have saved over $4.1 billion on prescription drugs. That’s an average of more than $700 per person. And this year alone, 18 million seniors with Medicare have taken advantage of preventive care benefits like mammograms or other cancer screenings that now come at no extra cost.
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. ~& {0 X' j; V# V$ \That’s progress. It means that seniors everywhere are getting the care they need for less. And if you have questions about what benefits you’re entitled to, you can go to www.medicare.gov to find out.
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% @0 d* y% S8 H+ k( F9 \7 FThis news is also a reminder of what’s really at stake when we talk about the future of Medicare. It’s not about overheated rhetoric at election time. It’s about a promise this country made to our seniors that says if you put in a lifetime of hard work, you shouldn’t lose your home or your life savings just because you get sick.
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+ F3 }0 o- e% J# eOver the last 47 years, millions of Americans have worked for that promise. They’ve earned it. And for many seniors, the care they’ve gotten through Medicare has made all the difference in the world.
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9 ?* Q3 Q" A, i" @That’s why, as President, my goal has been to strengthen these programs now, and preserve them for future generations. Because today’s seniors deserve that same peace of mind. And the millions of Americans who are working hard right now deserve to know that the care they need will be available when they need it.$ c; Z/ j4 H4 ~; W5 l
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That’s why, as part of the Affordable Care Act, we gave seniors deeper discounts on prescription drugs, and made sure preventive care like mammograms are free without a co-pay. We’ve extended the life of Medicare by almost a decade. And I’ve proposed reforms that will save Medicare money by getting rid of wasteful spending in the health care system and reining in insurance companies – reforms that won’t touch your guaranteed Medicare benefits. Not by a single dime.1 ?8 b/ p, r) f- b* G' Z" X
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Republicans in Congress have put forward a very different plan. They want to turn Medicare into a voucher program. That means that instead of being guaranteed Medicare, seniors would get a voucher to buy insurance, but it wouldn’t keep up with costs. As a result, one plan would force seniors to pay an extra $6,400 a year for the same benefits they get now. And it would effectively end Medicare as we know it.
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I think our seniors deserve better. I’m willing to work with anyone to keep improving the current system, but I refuse to do anything that undermines the basic idea of Medicare as a guarantee for seniors who get sick.' @3 l2 [/ }" e' T, \) q

7 ~* U% p4 |' {6 M9 H+ jHere in America, we believe in keeping our promises – especially to our seniors who have put in a lifetime of hard work and deserve to enjoy their golden years. That’s what Medicare is all about. That’s why we need to strengthen and preserve it for future generations. And as long as I have the honor of serving as your President, that’s exactly what I’ll do.
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Address of the President Obama (20120901)4 X8 h, I, ?' {4 e6 I3 m# F& n

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# r  W5 R& ?2 Z( Y& W  p" {Hi, everybody.  On Friday, I visited Fort Bliss in Texas, where I met with some of our extraordinary men and women in uniform to mark the second anniversary of the end of major combat in Iraq.
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$ T7 u% D1 j% w" ?" B4 D  {& v3 DIt was a chance to thank our troops for the outstanding work they’ve done over the last decade.  Fort Bliss is home to soldiers who took part in every major phase of the Iraq War – from the initial assault on Baghdad; to the years of fighting block by block; to the partnership with the Iraqi people that helped give them a chance to forge their own destiny.
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And while the war itself remains a source of controversy here at home, one thing will never be in doubt – the members of our armed forces are patriots in every sense of the word.  They met every mission and performed every task that was asked of them with precision, commitment and skill.  And now, with no Americans fighting in Iraq, it’s my privilege on behalf of a grateful nation to once again congratulate these men and women on a job well done.
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This anniversary is a chance to appreciate how far we’ve come.  But it’s also a reminder that there is still difficult work ahead of us in Afghanistan.  Some of the soldiers I met at Fort Bliss had just come home from the battlefield, and others are getting ready to ship out.
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) b, X  X0 N) r6 Y( u0 z: JBut as long as we have a single American in harm’s way, we will continue to do everything in our power to keep them safe and help them succeed.  That means giving them a clear mission and the equipment they need on the front lines.  But it also means taking care of our veterans and their families.  Because no one who fights for this country should have to fight for a job or a roof over their head when they come home., n+ a& u& C$ j- |, R
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I also told our soldiers at Bliss that part of honoring their service means strengthening the nation they fought so hard to protect.  As we turn the page on a decade of war, it’s time to do some nation-building here at home.
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My grandfather’s generation came back from World War II and helped form the backbone of the greatest middle-class in history.  They helped this country come back stronger than before.  Today’s veterans have the skills, the discipline, and the leadership skills to do the exact same thing – and it’s our job to give them that chance.
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It’s time to build a nation that lives up to the ideals that so many Americans have fought for – a nation where they can realize the dream they sacrificed to protect.  We need to rebuild our roads and runways and ports.  We need to lay broadband lines across this country and put our veterans back to work as cops and firefighters in communities that need them.  And we need to come together to make America a place where hard work is rewarded and anyone willing to put in the effort can make it if they try.  r1 m- }4 i+ R* L: @

, C+ I& \+ r1 P7 wThat’s how we can honor our troops.  That’s the welcome home they’ve earned.
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Address of the President Obama (20120908)
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This week, we mark the eleventh anniversary of the September 11th attacks.  It’s a time to remember the nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children we lost, and the families they left behind.  It’s a chance to honor the courage of the first responders who risked their lives – on that day, and every day since.  And it’s an opportunity to give thanks for our men and women in uniform who have served and sacrificed, sometimes far from home, to keep our country safe.  V; h0 P) {; a9 _# y$ l6 C

9 i9 i' Q0 y7 m! uThis anniversary is about them.  It’s also a time to reflect on just how far we’ve come as a nation these past eleven years. , U8 b  C7 w, p7 H. P- O9 W
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On that clear September morning, as America watched the towers fall, and the Pentagon burn, and the wreckage smoldering in a Pennsylvania field, we were filled with questions.  Where had the attacks come from, and how would America respond?  Would they fundamentally weaken the country we love?  Would they change who we are? , G1 w/ `' a& I7 }
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The last decade has been a difficult one, but together, we have answered those questions and come back stronger as a nation.
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We took the fight to al Qaeda, decimated their leadership, and put them on a path to defeat.  And thanks to the courage and skill of our intelligence personnel and armed forces, Osama bin Laden will never threaten America again.+ M) I" q6 G# W' j$ x, {5 Z% d

  _! m7 G8 u' q7 Z7 m0 R- [3 WInstead of pulling back from the world, we’ve strengthened our alliances while improving our security here at home.  As Americans, we refuse to live in fear.  Today, a new tower rises above the New York skyline.  And our country is stronger, safer and more respected in the world.* L+ p, @2 [: a- i% w

6 _2 k. r1 H3 j" N% c3 [Instead of turning on each other, we’ve resisted the temptation to give in to mistrust and suspicion.  I have always said that America is at war with al Qaeda and its affiliates – and we will never be at war with Islam or any other religion.  We are the United States of America.  Our freedom and diversity make us unique, and they will always be central to who we are as a nation.
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( }/ l4 e7 n  tInstead of changing who we are, the attacks have brought out the best in the American people.  More than 5 million members of the 9/11 Generation have worn America’s uniform over the past decade, and we’ve seen an outpouring of goodwill towards our military, veterans, and their families.  Together, they’ve done everything we’ve asked of them.  We’ve ended the war in Iraq and brought our troops home.  We brought an end to the Taliban regime.  We’ve trained Afghan Security Forces, and forged a partnership with a new Afghan Government.  And by the end 2014, the transition in Afghanistan will be complete and our war there will be over.2 N& m# {# o3 j; j+ }1 ?! a7 m, R

2 h- H- g# p* ?  m7 F7 F5 {And finally, instead of turning inward with grief, we’ve honored the memory of those we lost by giving back to our communities, serving those in need, and reaffirming the values at the heart of who we are as a people.  That’s why we mark September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.  Because we are one American family.  And we look out for each other – not just on the difficult days, but every day.
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* D( E% L3 ?' r. u3 J5 e% XEleven years later, that’s the legacy of 9/11 – the ability to say with confidence that no adversary and no act of terrorism can change who we are.  We are Americans, and we will protect and preserve this country we love.  On this solemn anniversary, let’s remember those we lost, let us reaffirm the values they stood for, and let us keep moving forward as one nation and one people
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Address of the President Obama (20120915)' F+ p; v5 ~1 w4 }& v' u
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This week in Libya, we lost four of our fellow Americans. Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith, and Chris Stevens were all killed in an outrageous attack on our diplomatic post in Benghazi.
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, l6 I6 a2 ^, f8 e5 l( sThese four Americans represented the very best of our country.' f% U) N' ?; {+ ^. r

7 n# N. d, g; e, NGlen and Tyrone had each served America as Navy SEALs for many years, before continuing their service providing security for our diplomats in Libya. They died as they lived their lives – defending their fellow Americans, and advancing the values that all of us hold dear.1 w0 x: U, p, g& \) ^/ t8 _7 K* l
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Sean also started his service in uniform, in the Air Force. He then spent years at the State Department, on several continents, always answering his country’s call. And Ambassador Chris Stevens died a hero in two countries – here in the United States, where he inspired those of us who knew him; and in Libya, a country that he helped to save, where he ultimately laid down his life.7 f/ M! N: N' s0 A+ ]
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As we mourn their loss, we must also send a clear and resolute message to the world: those who attack our people will find no escape from justice. We will not waver in their pursuit.  And we will never allow anyone to shake the resolve of the United States of America.. @( W* O# ^8 T( z3 d
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This tragic attack takes place at a time of turmoil and protest in many different countries. I have made it clear that the United States has a profound respect for people of all faiths. We stand for religious freedom. And we reject the denigration of any religion – including Islam.
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6 n9 K. {* U* z& p' fYet there is never any justification for violence. There is no religion that condones the targeting of innocent men and women. There is no excuse for attacks on our Embassies and Consulates. And so long as I am Commander-in-Chief, the United States will never tolerate efforts to harm our fellow Americans.5 y3 J7 N9 c$ C3 U, O

% Y) a( Z2 L6 ^Right now, we are doing whatever we can to protect Americans who are serving abroad. We are in contact with governments around the globe, to strengthen our cooperation, and underscore that every nation has a responsibility to help us protect our people. We have moved forward with an effort to see that justice is done for those we lost, and we will not rest until that work is done.6 c8 ?* R) r4 y7 K

! _% Y7 L$ I  kMost of all, we must reaffirm that we will carry on the work of our fallen heroes.
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8 U- o% p# t) G  YI know the images on our televisions are disturbing. But let us never forget that for every angry mob, there are millions who yearn for the freedom, and dignity, and hope that our flag represents. That is the cause of America – the ideals that took root in our founding; the opportunity that drew so many to our shores; and the awesome progress that we have promoted all across the globe.( h" J3 z6 g  T) N5 n

& t3 E+ B8 k. [2 r5 k+ TWe are Americans. We know that our spirit cannot be broken, and the foundation of our leadership cannot be shaken. That is the legacy of the four Americans we lost – men who will live on in the hearts of those they loved, and the strength of the country they served.  }4 U( D: }: b0 A/ Y( e' S

) ?) v, C6 n4 i9 F2 H* Y) {& NSo with their memory to guide us, we will carry forward the work of ** our country stronger, our citizens safer, and the world a better and more hopeful place. Thank you.. A* G0 c& p8 O. l

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Address of the President Obama (20120922)
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Hi, everybody. Last week, without much fanfare, Members of the House of Representatives banged a gavel, turned out the lights, and rushed home, declaring their work finished for now.+ l: d- r+ P& v& M8 Y

& n2 Q3 h: ]% E% yIf that frustrates you, it should – because their work isn’t finished.
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See, when they skipped town, Members of Congress left a whole bunch of proposals sitting on the table – actions that would create jobs, boost our economy, and strengthen middle-class security. These ideas have been around for months. The American people want to see them passed. But apparently, some Members of Congress are more worried about their jobs and their paychecks this campaign season than they are about yours.' f8 k) @* r+ h- K  z/ t6 j

1 J  Q* z, F5 {+ o) L) M# v7 ?Right now, if Congress had done the right thing, we could be on our way to having a veterans’ jobs corps that helps returning heroes find work as cops and firefighters in communities all across the country. These men and women have made incredible sacrifices for our country. They shouldn’t have to worry about finding a job when they get home. But last week, Republicans in Congress voted it down. And then they left.1 T5 G7 r# P* `% [6 C! W3 m% v
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Right now, if Congress had gotten its act together, we would have a farm bill to help farmers and ranchers respond to natural disasters like the drought we had this summer. And we’d have made necessary reforms to give our rural communities some long-term certainty. But so far, Republicans in Congress have dragged their feet. And now they’re gone.0 g/ Y/ N5 G( O9 [
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Right now, if Congress had acted, thousands of responsible homeowners could be saving an extra $3,000 a year on their mortgages by refinancing at historically low rates. But instead, Republicans in Congress decided that working families could wait. And now they’ll have to wait a little longer.
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And finally, if Congress had listened to you, they could have given 98% of Americans and 97% of small business owners a guarantee that your taxes won’t go up next year by a single dime. This is something we all agree on. It should have gotten done a long time ago. But Republicans in Congress have refused to budge. They’re holding tax cuts for 98% of Americans hostage until we pass tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans. And now middle-class families and small business owners are left wondering what their tax bill will look like next year.+ w* k0 r2 [0 h& r- a5 n3 K
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All of these ideas would strengthen our economy and help the middle class right now. All of them are supported by Democrats, Republicans and Independents. There’s no reason to wait.
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That’s why, after going home and listening to their constituents for a few weeks, Members of Congress should come back in November and do this work. They should do the right thing for veterans and farmers; for responsible homeowners and small businesses; for Americans everywhere who are just trying to get ahead.0 M# K/ r) A. J0 p

  x2 T9 Q5 |9 f2 i5 PAnd if you agree with me, I need your help. Tell your Members of Congress you can’t afford to wait any longer. If you get an answering machine, leave a message. If you see them campaigning back home, tell them in person. Because there’s been enough talk. It’s time for action. That’s what you deserve, and that’s what it’s going to take to move this country forward.3 P- E+ u. C: `
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Thanks, and have a great weekend.
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Address of the President Obama (20120922)
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Remarks by the President at Campaign Event — Ames, Iowa; [2 Z% w! R" B' z, J3 i4 l

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THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Cyclones! Thank you. (Applause.) It is good to be back in Iowa. Please give Mischa a big round of applause for the great introduction. (Applause.)
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- o! |3 V) ^& w5 j6 RTHE PRESIDENT: I love you back, and I’m glad to be here. (Applause.) You guys look pretty cheerful being back at school. That’s good to know. (Applause.) Yes, sort of? (Laughter.)0 b8 Y/ s) ?2 S6 N; D+ H& \" p
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Well, listen, before I begin, I think it’s important to say that our thoughts are with our fellow Americans down on the Gulf. They’re preparing for — the New Orleans guy right here. (Laughter.) They’re obviously preparing for a big storm, Hurricane Isaac.: ?8 {& S7 {" J
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And we’ve been getting ready for this storm for days. We’ve got response teams and supplies in place. America will be there to help folks recover no matter what this storm brings, because when disaster strikes we’re not Democrats or Republicans first, we are Americans first. (Applause.) We are one family. We’re one family and we help our neighbors in need.
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$ \+ P" ]  h3 |" J! F- R" ZIt is great to be back in Ames. (Applause.) Class is in session. (Laughter.) I didn’t hear as many cheers — come on. (Laughter.) Whew! (Laughter.) Cyclones football kicks off at home this Saturday. (Applause.)
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I won’t pretend I can give a speech like Coach Rhoads can, but I’m going to try — (applause) — because just over two months from now, for the first time in most of your lives, you will get a chance to pick a President. (Applause.) And the truth is you’ve got more at stake in this election than just about anybody. When you step into that voting booth, the choice you make in that one instant is going to shape your country and your world for decades to come.7 M4 D: p* R7 L2 w; \
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And I know that’s a pretty heavy idea to lay on you on a Tuesday. (Laughter.) But it’s true. The decisions we make as a country on big issues like the economy and jobs and taxes and education and energy and war and climate change — all these decisions will directly affect your life in very personal ways. And I’ve got to say, this is something I’m acutely aware of when I make these decisions, because they’re decisions that are going to affect Malia and Sasha, my daughters, as well.* Z- ~. U3 v  _. N. |4 f

' E$ b9 M: J+ l  }$ b) A, f0 N* G  uIt’s the way it’s always been — one generation makes decisions on behalf of the next. But here’s the thing, Cyclones — your generation chooses which path we take as a country. Your vote decides where we go from here. (Applause.) Will we make sure that more good jobs and opportunity take root not in China or India or Germany, but right here in Iowa and all across America, so you don’t have to leave home to get those good-paying jobs? (Applause.)& A) g5 F( \7 Z
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Are we going to reward an honest day’s work with the chance to buy a home of your own, with health care that’s there for you when you get sick, with the ability to put a little away for your retirement?
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, q/ E  [: r! g+ rAre we going to make it easier for you to afford your degree and pay off your student loan debt? (Applause.) Are we going to build more good schools and hire more good teachers, so that our kids are prepared to attend colleges like Iowa State, and prepared for the 21st century workforce? (Applause.)% P* Q, f1 a: Z* e. h! R
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Will this be a country that keeps moving away from foreign oil and towards renewable sources of energy like wind and solar and biofuels — (applause) — energy that makes our economy more secure, but also makes our planet more secure? (Applause.)( Q5 K( ?* o0 n! ^$ o

# z# s/ r7 A" J. k1 ?( e7 AWill this be a country that leads not just by the strength of our military, but the power of our diplomacy and the power of our example? (Applause.)
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Will this be an America where no matter who you are, no matter what you look like, no matter where you come from, no matter who you love, you can pursue your own happiness and you can make it here in America if you try? (Applause.): M  V+ Y- Z1 P/ n
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That’s the question. (Applause.) That’s what the last four years have been about. That’s what this campaign is about. And that’s why I’m running for a second term as President of the United States of America. (Applause.)
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Address of the President Obama (20121006)" ?8 Y/ i0 t, S& I! `0 _+ T2 M8 X& _

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; P* D; Z4 [8 b4 wAfter losing about 800,000 jobs a month when I took office, our businesses have now added 5.2 million new jobs over the past two and a half years. And on Friday, we learned that the unemployment rate is now at its lowest level since I took office.  More Americans are entering the workforce.  More Americans are getting jobs.
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But too many of our friends and neighbors are still looking for work or struggling to pay the bills – many of them since long before this crisis hit. , f' S1 O) ~) J

2 l4 E* `. `; V% \0 X. ]& ?0 ?! dWe owe it to them to keep moving forward.  We’ve come too far to turn back now.  And we’ve made too much progress to return to the policies that got us into this mess in the first place.
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' M* ~3 O! N  pFor example – two years ago, we put in place tougher, commonsense rules of the road for Wall Street to make sure that the kind of crisis we’ve been fighting back from never happens again.( ~% N* t5 R1 t# X$ ?3 s
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These rules mean that big banks are no longer going to be able to make risky bets with your deposits.  And if a big bank does make a bad decision, they pay for it – not taxpayers. + h% Y) S( X4 X" ^$ a2 b' Z9 X5 y
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And we also put in place the strongest consumer protections in our history to crack down on the worst practices of credit card companies and mortgage lenders.
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1 T( ~: [0 M- ]( cBut for some reason, some Republicans in Congress are still waging an all-out battle to delay, defund and dismantle these commonsense new rules.
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2 k' @2 c4 p( BWhy?  Do they think undoing rules that protect families from the worst practices of credit card companies and mortgage lenders will make the middle class stronger?  Do they think getting rid of rules to prevent another crisis on Wall Street will make Main Street any safer?
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6 Y% r1 Z, t. Z* f$ I4 VRepublicans in Congress need to stop trying to refight the battles of the past few years, and finally start doing something to actually help the middle class get ahead. # M- r9 }3 {/ G* U5 w

" O7 W* z5 r( `4 @! \* WAnd here are three things they can do right now.
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First, Congress needs to step up and guarantee that 98% of Americans and 97% of small business owners won’t see their taxes go up next year.  This is something that everyone says they agree on.  It should have gotten done months ago.  But Republicans in Congress are standing in the way.  They’re holding tax cuts for 98% of Americans hostage until we pass tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans.  Ask them how that helps the middle class.' F0 @% _1 s4 n

: G3 `' K' D3 f; s' d7 O8 K0 [% _Second, Congress needs to step up and provide every responsible homeowner a chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates.  I gave them a plan to do that - back in February.  It’s a plan that has the support of independent, nonpartisan economists and leaders across the housing industry.  But Republicans won’t even let that plan come to a vote.  Ask them how that helps homeowners.
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Third, Congress needs to step up and pass my plan to create a veterans jobs corps to help our returning heroes find work as cops, firefighters and park rangers in communities across the country.  A few weeks ago, Republicans in the Senate voted that plan down.  Ask them why someone who fights for this country abroad should have to fight for a job when they come home.
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  y5 j& {, C8 B# A" E4 E3 Q, AAsk them to get back to work and get these things done.  If we’re going to keep this economy moving forward, there’s no time for political games.  Even in a political season.  Everyone needs to do their part.  If you agree with me, let your Representative know where you stand.  Tell them that if they want your vote, then they need to stand with you and not in the way of our recovery.
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Every year around this time, American car companies start rolling out their newest, shiniest models, hoping to entice you into buying one. It’s Detroit’s chance to show you what they’ve been working on – the latest and greatest. And this year is no exception. They’ve got some pretty good-looking cars coming out.
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; P# ]- t, t( K" z# L& p1 \But something is different this time around – and it starts with the auto companies themselves.
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Just a few years ago, the auto industry wasn’t just struggling – it was flatlining. GM and Chrysler were on the verge of collapse. Suppliers and distributors were at risk of going under. More than a million jobs across the country were on the line – and not just auto jobs, but the jobs of teachers, small business owners, and everyone in communities that depend on this great American industry.
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, @0 s$ k% R/ _But we refused to throw in the towel and do nothing. We refused to let Detroit go bankrupt. We bet on American workers and American ingenuity, and three years later, that bet is paying off in a big way.
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$ ~' i# m5 D: w# f5 I# @- iToday, auto sales are the highest they’ve been in more than four years. GM is back. Ford and Chrysler are growing again. Together, our auto industry has created nearly a quarter of a million new jobs right here in America.4 t1 r. i" _. H1 p$ F  a0 a
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And we’re not just ** more cars and trucks – we’re ** better ones.1 Q' ]' d2 ^+ C- q

) }* |* A4 Z3 j1 @After 30 years of inaction, we raised fuel standards so that by the middle of the next decade, cars and light trucks will average almost 55 miles per gallon – nearly double what they get today. That means you’ll only have to fill up every two weeks instead of every week. It’s good for your wallet, it’s good for our economy, and it’s good for the environment./ b2 @+ q" T' |5 c/ t- X0 O- _
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The technology that makes it happen will also help America stay on the cutting edge for decades to come. Just this week, GM announced they plan to hire 1,500 workers for a new research center in Michigan to help make sure the high-tech cars of tomorrow are designed and built right here in America./ w8 z+ a" n& l9 W$ W$ \

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1 q2 r, A" j, `% o2 `) bAll of this is something the American people can and should be proud of. It’s a reminder that when the American people put their mind to something, there’s nothing we can’t do.8 \- [1 N6 N1 G* b' V
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So next time you see one of those brand new 2013 models on TV or on the lot, think about how far we’ve come together. Think about how – thanks to the hard work and can-do spirit of the American people – more of those cars and trucks are being manufactured by American workers at American companies in communities all across the country. And they’re going to save you more money at the pump.+ q" E9 i) M9 B3 J3 X" m
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That’s what America is all about. When we get knocked down, we get back up. We come back stronger. And as long as I’m President, that’s what we’ll keep doing.
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