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美国有线新闻 CNN 2012-10-24

时间:2013-10-16 06:54来源:互联网 提供网友:gmeng   字体: [ ]

 Oh, man, that was awesome1. Thanks to everyone at Horusman Middle for getting things going today with that I Report. From your mock debate, we are gonna jump right into the presidential debate. 

Last night was the third and final face off between Barack Obama and Mitt2 Romney. This debate was held at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, and it focused on foreign policy. So we are talking about ways in which the United States interacts with the rest of the world. Election Day is exactly two weeks away. Candidates will still be out at the events on the campaign trail. But last night was the last chance they had to present some of their ideas to a large audience all at once. Here is some what happened. 
I absolutely believe that America has a responsibility and the privilege of helping3 defend freedom and promote the principles that make the world more peaceful, and those principals include human rights, human dignity, free enterprise, freedom of expression, elections because when there are elections people tend to vote for peace. They don’t vote for war. So we want to promote those principals around the world. We recognize that there are places of conflict in the world. We want to end those conflicts to the extend humanly possible. But in order to be able to fulfill4 our role in the world, America must be strong. 
America remains5 the one indispensable nation and the world needs a strong America and it is stronger now than when I came into office. Because we ended the war in Iraq we were able to refocus our attention on not only the terrorist threat, but also beginning a transition process in Afghanistan. It also allowed us to refocus on alliances, relationships that have been neglected for a decade. And Governor Romney, our alliances have never been stronger. In Asia, in Europe, in Africa, with Israel where we have unprecedented6 military and intelligence cooperation, including dealing7 with the Iranian threat. 
Well, one of the topics that came up during last night’s debate was outsourcing. It’s when a company has a different business do some kind of work. So, instead of doing it themselves, companies pay someone else to do it. Outsourcing can help companies save money and maybe help keep cost down on the products that they sell. But if US company outsources its work to a different country, it means those jobs aren’t being done by American workers. Maggie Lake has more on the impact of outsourcing and the presidential candidates’ plans to do something about it. 
Thank you.
Whether on the campaign trail.
If there is an outsourcer-in-chief, it’s the president of the United States. 
Or amid the barrage8 of political ads on TV. 
Mitt Romney’s firms were pioneers at helping companies outsource their manufacturing to countries including China. 
Outsourcing is a hot button issue again in presidential politics. In states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan where scores of factory jobs have been lost, it is a deeply emotional issue. 
They do a lot of focus grouping, and polling and testing. And what they find is that this is very resonant9
In recent years, the manufacturing sector10 of the US has been hit particularly hard. Over five and a half million jobs lost between 2000 and 2009. A million alone to China. But that tide may be turning as companies rethink their commitment to lower wage countries. 
Wages in China are, you know, topping $3 an hour. Wages will probably be something around $6 an hour or so in 2015. It starts to become competitive with the US, you have the intellectual property risk, and being far away from consumers means you are not on top of the trends. 
General Electric and Caterpillar11 are just a few of the companies who have recently brought some of their production back to the US. Economists12 warn the manufacturing revival13 has a long way to go, but both candidates are pledging they can get the job done. Mitt Romney continues to call for lower taxes for businesses, just for investment. And tougher trade relations with China. President Obama is also calling for tax incentives14 for companies that bring jobs back to the US and touting15 the auto16 industry bailout which Romney opposed. Maggie Lake, CNN, New York.


1 awesome CyCzdV     
  • The church in Ireland has always exercised an awesome power.爱尔兰的教堂一直掌握着令人敬畏的权力。
  • That new white convertible is totally awesome.那辆新的白色折篷汽车简直棒极了.
2 mitt Znszwo     
  • I gave him a baseball mitt for his birthday.为祝贺他的生日,我送给他一只棒球手套。
  • Tom squeezed a mitt and a glove into the bag.汤姆把棒球手套和手套都塞进袋子里。
3 helping 2rGzDc     
  • The poor children regularly pony up for a second helping of my hamburger. 那些可怜的孩子们总是要求我把我的汉堡包再给他们一份。
  • By doing this, they may at times be helping to restore competition. 这样一来, 他在某些时候,有助于竞争的加强。
4 fulfill Qhbxg     
  • If you make a promise you should fulfill it.如果你许诺了,你就要履行你的诺言。
  • This company should be able to fulfill our requirements.这家公司应该能够满足我们的要求。
5 remains 1kMzTy     
  • He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
6 unprecedented 7gSyJ     
  • The air crash caused an unprecedented number of deaths.这次空难的死亡人数是空前的。
  • A flood of this sort is really unprecedented.这样大的洪水真是十年九不遇。
7 dealing NvjzWP     
  • This store has an excellent reputation for fair dealing.该商店因买卖公道而享有极高的声誉。
  • His fair dealing earned our confidence.他的诚实的行为获得我们的信任。
8 barrage JuezH     
  • The attack jumped off under cover of a barrage.进攻在炮火的掩护下开始了。
  • The fierce artillery barrage destroyed the most part of the city in a few minutes.猛烈的炮火几分钟内便毁灭了这座城市的大部分地区。
9 resonant TBCzC     
  • She has a resonant voice.她的嗓子真亮。
  • He responded with a resonant laugh.他报以洪亮的笑声。
10 sector yjczYn     
  • The export sector will aid the economic recovery. 出口产业将促进经济复苏。
  • The enemy have attacked the British sector.敌人已进攻英国防区。
11 caterpillar ir5zf     
  • A butterfly is produced by metamorphosis from a caterpillar.蝴蝶是由毛虫脱胎变成的。
  • A caterpillar must pass through the cocoon stage to become a butterfly.毛毛虫必须经过茧的阶段才能变成蝴蝶。
12 economists 2ba0a36f92d9c37ef31cc751bca1a748     
n.经济学家,经济专家( economist的名词复数 )
  • The sudden rise in share prices has confounded economists. 股价的突然上涨使经济学家大惑不解。
  • Foreign bankers and economists cautiously welcomed the minister's initiative. 外国银行家和经济学家对部长的倡议反应谨慎。 来自《简明英汉词典》
13 revival UWixU     
  • The period saw a great revival in the wine trade.这一时期葡萄酒业出现了很大的复苏。
  • He claimed the housing market was showing signs of a revival.他指出房地产市场正出现复苏的迹象。
14 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
15 touting 4d75f17b3549c92164bbfc96b4ef2275     
v.兜售( tout的现在分词 );招揽;侦查;探听赛马情报
  • He's been touting his novel around publishers for years. 他几年来一直到处找出版商兜售自己的小说。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Technology industry leaders are touting cars as a hot area for growth. 科技产业领袖吹捧为增长热点地区的汽车。 来自互联网
16 auto ZOnyW     
  • Don't park your auto here.别把你的汽车停在这儿。
  • The auto industry has brought many people to Detroit.汽车工业把许多人吸引到了底特律。
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