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2008美国总统三场辩论文 - 奥巴马两分钟陈述

WASHINGTON (CNN ) -- Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama debated on the campus of the University of Mississippi Friday night. The moderator 主持人for the debate was Jim Lehrer of the NewsHour on PBS. What follows is the full transcript of the debate:

LEHRER: Gentlemen, at this very 特别的moment tonight, where do you stand on the financial recovery plan?

First response to you, Senator Obama. You have two minutes.

OBAMA: Well, thank you very much, Jim, and thanks to the commission and the University of Mississippi, "Ole Miss," for hosting us tonight. I can't think of a more important time更好的时机 for us to talk about the future of the country.

You know, we are at a defining 决定性moment in our history. Our nation is involved in two wars, and we are going through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

And although we've heard a lot about Wall Street, those of you on Main Street I think have been struggling for a while, and you recognize that this could have an impact on all sectors各个方面 of the economy.

And you're wondering, how's it going to affect me? How's it going to affect my job? How's it going to affect my house? How's it going to affect my retirement savings or my ability to send my children to college?

So we have to move 行动swiftly, and we have to move wisely. And I've put forward a series of proposals that make sure that we protect taxpayers as we engage in this important rescue effort.

No. 1, we've got to make sure that we've got oversight over this whole process; $700 billion, potentially, is a lot of money.

No. 2, we've got to make sure that taxpayers, when they are putting their money at risk, have the possibility of getting that money back and gains, if the market -- and when the market returns.

No. 3, we've got to make sure that none of that money is going to pad填塞 CEO bank accounts or to promote golden parachutes.(金降落协议规定,一旦因为公司被并购而导致董事、总裁等高级管理人员被解职,公司将提供相当丰厚的解职费、股票期权收入和额外津贴作为补偿费。以此构成敌意收购的壁垒,使收购变得不那么有利可图,或是给收购者带来现金支付上的沉重负担。)

And, No. 4, we've got to make sure that we're helping homeowners, because the root problem根本问题 here has to do with the foreclosures丧失抵押品赎回权 that are taking place all across the country. Read more about the expectations

Now, we also have to recognize that this is a final verdict 最后的判决on eight years of failed economic policies promoted by George Bush, supported by Senator McCain, a theory that basically says that we can shred撕碎 regulations and consumer protections and give more and more to the most, and somehow prosperity 繁荣will trickle down.滴滴嗒嗒的落下来

It hasn't worked. And I think that the fundamentals of the economy have to be measured by whether or not the middle class is getting a fair shake. That's why I'm running for president, and that's what I hope we're going to be talking about tonight

 

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