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This week, Congress reached an agreement that’s going to allow us to make some progress in reducing our nation’s budget deficit. And through this compromise, both parties are going to have to work together on a larger plan to get our nation’s finances in order. That’s important. We’ve got to make sure that Washington lives within its means, just like families do. In the long term, the health of our economy depends on it.But in the short term, our urgent mission has to be getting this economy growing faster and creating jobs. That’s what’s on people’s minds; that’s what matters to families in this country. And the fact is, this has been a tumultuous year for the economy. We’ve weathered the Arab Spring’s effect on oil and gas prices. The Japanese earthquake and tsunami’s effect on supply chains. The economic situation in Europe. And in Washington, there was a contentious debate over our nation’s budget that nearly dragged our country into financial crisis.So our job right now has to be doing whatever we can to help folks find work; to help create the climate where a business can put up that job listing; where incomes are rising again for people. We’ve got to rebuild this economy and the sense of security that middle class has felt slipping away for years. And while deficit reduction has to be part of our economic strategy, it’s not the only thing we have to do.We need Democrats and Republicans to work together to help grow this economy. We’ve got to put politics aside to get some things done. That’s what the American people expect of us. And there are a number of steps that Congress can take right away, when they return in September.We need to extend tax cuts for working and middle class families so you have more money in your paychecks next year. That would help millions of people to make ends meet. And that extra money for expenses means businesses will have more customers, and will be in a better position to hire. Yesterday, I proposed a new tax credit for companies that hire veterans who are looking for work after serving their country. We’ve got a lot of honorable and skilled people returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and companies that could benefit from their abilities. Let’s put them together.We need to make sure that millions of workers who are still pounding the pavement looking for jobs are not denied unemployment benefits to carry them through hard times. We’ve got to cut the red tape that stops too many inventors and entrepreneurs from quickly turning new ideas into thriving businesses – which holds back our whole economy. It’s time Congress finally passed a set of trade deals that would help displaced workers looking for new jobs, and that would allow our businesses to sell more products in countries in Asia and South America – products stamped with three words: Made in America.And we ought to give more opportunities to all those construction workers who lost their jobs when the housing boom went bust. We could put them to work right now, by giving loans to companies that want to repair our roads and bridges and airports, helping to rebuild America. Those are a few commonsense steps that would help the economy. And these are ideas that have been supported by both Democrats and Republicans in the past. So I’m going to keep calling on both parties in Congress to put aside their differences and send these bills to my desk so I can sign them right away. After all, both parties share power. Both parties share responsibility for our progress. Moving our economy and our country forward is not a Democratic or a Republican responsibility; it is our responsibility as Americans. That’s the spirit we need in Washington right now. That’s how we’ll get this economy growing faster and reach a brighter day.Thanks for listening, and have a great weekend.201108/147736

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全球顶级CEO的演讲(2) :CompaqThank you, and good morning. It is always an honor and a pleasure to speak here at PC Expo. An honor because this is the premier PC show in the industry .And a pleasure because it gives me an opportunity to thank all of the Compaq customers in this audience this morning for your business. We at Compaq know that our success comes from one source - our customers. We also know that in this highly competitive business, we must continuously earn your trust and your confidence. To that end, we are committed to provide you with innovative products like the ones you will see on display at our booth here at the Javits Center to deliver the most rewarding buying experience and to constantly improve our ability to meet your computing needs. It is this last point that is really at the heart of what I want to talk about today - how Compaq is evolving to meet your rapidly changing needs. I want to discuss our vision of a new world of computing ,our decision to acquire Digital and what the combined company will be able to do for you. Success in our industry is a constant process of invention and re-invention. How could it be any other way in a world that is changing so rapidly - where the market rules that seemed clear one day appear to be out of date the next? Where product lifecycles continue to shrink from years to months and even to weeks? Where computing has moved from the small scale of local area networks to the planetary scale of the Internet? In this interconnected world, customer expectations have never been higher. You expect to be able to access the information you need quickly and easily, from any place at any time using virtually any computing device. You expect vendors to deliver more power at a lower cost and to make it easier to buy operate integrate and service their products. You expect the information infrastructure to be reliable and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year - whether you're talking about the network itself or the systems that support your on-line bank on-line bookstore or on-line grocery. In this environment, Compaq determined that we needed to do more for our customers. We wanted to take the attributes that had made us successful - industry standard platforms, strong partnerships, useful innovation and customer responsiveness - and apply them to the full range of computing - from the palmtop to the data center. Compaq has developed significant enterprise strengths over the past few years. But we also needed capabilities that we could not build easily or quickly. So earlier this year, Compaq announced its intention to acquire Digital Equipment Corporation - one of the premier suppliers of enterprise solutions and services and one of the pioneers of internetworked computing. As most of you probably know, Compaq completed the acquisition last week after Digital shareholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the merger agreement. This is an historic moment for Compaq as well as for our customers and the industry. It brings together two companies with proud traditions of technology innovation and industry leadership. With its minicomputers, DIGITAL defined the computing paradigm of the 1970s and much of the 1980s. With its industry standard personal computers - including the first PC server - Compaq defined the computing paradigm of the 1980s and 1990s. We now see an opportunity to set the standard for a new world of computing One that expands on our vision of standards-based computing . . . One that builds on the combined strengths of Compaq, Digital, Tandem and our strategic partnersAnd one that promises you more choice, more power and more freedom than ever before. Our goal is really very simple: to empower customers by taking computing to new levels of flexibility simplicity and efficiency. We will do this by offering a broad portfolio of Web-enabled clients and servers global life cycle services and best-of-breed partnerships with ISVs, channel partners and technology suppliers. We will also strengthen our customer partnerships through: Focused, global account management, Industry-leading service and support, and, A commitment to sell the way you want to buy, whether it is through our extensive network of resellers by phone or over the Internet. What will differentiate Compaq from our competitors is our ability to innovate with industry standard solutions to help you achieve real value from your IT investments faster and more reliably and to respond more quickly and effectively to customer needs. And when I talk about customers, I mean all of our customers from a family investing for the first time in a personal computer to a small or medium business that wants to sell its products on the Internet to a large global company that is implementing Windows NT across the enterprise. The foundation for the new world of computing we envision is one that Compaq has been building and reinforcing since we introduced the first industry compatible portable computer 16 years ago - that is, standards-based computing. I've been thinking a lot about that first Compaq product during the last few weeks. I don't know how many of you remember it. It's nickname was the "luggable," and for a very good reason. It weighed 28 pounds - 7 to 8 times heavier than today's lightest notebook computers. It was also about as rugged as they come. For people whose machines would not boot-up, the tech support people had a unique solution: hold the computer about three to six inches above the floor and drop it. Try that with your Think-pad. Well, both Compaq and the industry have come a long way since then. In 1997, standards based platforms represented 70 percent of hardware spending worldwide. By the year 2001, that number is expected to exceed 75 percent. Industry standards are behind two of the most important trends in computing - the emergence of Windows NT as a strategic, enterprise operating system and the expansion of the Internet into every corner of the world. The continued enhancement of Windows NT - particularly with the upcoming release of NT 5.0 - is helping push standards-based computing higher and higher into the enterprise. The standards that define the Internet make it possible for hundreds of millions of people to communicate, collaborate and conduct commerce on a global scale - regardless of which platforms they use. Until now, the criticism of standards-based computing was that it could not deliver the performance, scalability and reliability of systems based on proprietary architectures. Through our E2000 architecture, we are addressing that issue. During the next two years, Compaq will deliver high-performance, Windows NT-based systems that will support the most demanding enterprise needs. But it is clear that the vast majority of enterprise customers will continue to have mixed environments. They will use PCs and mainframes Windows NT and UNIX and they will look to their IT partners to help them integrate these diverse computing environments. With the acquisition of Digital and the continuing evolution of Compaq's enterprise strategy, we are expanding our vision of global, industry standards leadership to encompass every level of computing. To us, industry standards leadership means not only providing industry standard products but also making those products work seamlessly with the rest of your IT environment. It means providing industry standard solutions that protect customers' IT investments while enabling them to take greater advantage of standards-based platforms throughout the enterprise. And it means having the vision and the skill to take emerging and leading edge technologies and make them standard as quickly as possible - expanding the power and the reach of industry standard platforms. As a result, you will enjoy: Wider choice and flexibility, Faster return on your IT investments, Greater agility in adapting to a dynamic world, Increased security and confidence, and, Uncompromising quality and value. One of the most important ways that we are delivering these benefits is by working closely with partners to deliver comprehensive enterprise solutions. With the acquisition of Digital, we have enhanced our ability to provide customized solutions for key markets like finance, manufacturing and communications. But many of our customers - big and small - are looking for packaged, high-volume solutions that they can implement quickly and efficiently. This is an area where Compaq has an opportunity to change the competitive landscape. Let me explain. Two strategic inflections have emerged over the last decade. The first was standards based platforms. The second was the replacement of custom applications with packaged applications from companies like SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and others. IDC projects that 72 percent of all new enterprise applications purchased this year will be shrink-wrapped. Today, we are approaching a new inflection point based upon tools, information and methods that will simplify implementation of industry standard applications. In fact, I foresee a day when enterprise applications will work almost as plug-and-play modules. An information manager will take the software module plug it in to his information infrastructure and see an immediate return on the company's investment. It may be hard to conceive of today but it's going to happen. Compaq is turning its knowledge and expertise into repeatable, volume-based solutions that we will make available to customers through Compaq's large reseller network and dedicated websites. Next month, for example, we will introduce an enterprise extranet that will standardize the knowledge and best practices we have collected around planning, designing, implementing and managing enterprise solutions. This knowledge will be available to channel partners and, ultimately, customers in the form of tools and enablers that will help them plan more effectively deploy more rapidly and operate more efficiently. Today, we are also announcing a new service for small and medium businesses called Compaq Online Services. This global initiative is designed to meet the needs of small and medium businesses for quicker access to online sales opportunities and more efficient ways of doing business. In partnership with industry leaders like UPS, GTE and Microsoft as well as key Internet ISV's like INEX, Visto and E-Stamp Compaq Online Services will provide instant electronic commerce solutionselectronic postage secure, real-time delivery of electronic files and 24-hour access to back-up and restore services. These services will be available soon through our SMB Solution Providers as well as through another innovative, Internet-based program we call Club Web. Club Web is a community of providers that offer Internet solutions in a coordinated manner for the benefit of our customers. 06/75880

本文本暂无音频Interview of the President and Former President Bush by Brit Hume, Fox NewsQ Mr. President, thank you for doing this. THE PRESIDENT: Yes, sir. Q Welcome back to FOX News Sunday. THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, sir. Q Less than two weeks to go -- how do you feel? THE PRESIDENT: You know, I've got mixed emotions. I'm going to miss being the Commander-in-Chief of the military. Earlier the past week I had the honor of having a military parade that said goodbye to the Commander-in-Chief and it was an emotional moment for me and Laura. Q Why? THE PRESIDENT: Just because I've got such great respect for the men and women who wear the uniform and I've been through a lot with them. I have called upon them to do hard tasks. I have met with the families of the fallen. I have been to Walter Reed to see the wounded. And I have been incredibly inspired by their courage, their bravery, their sacrifice. And I'm going to miss all the folks who have made our life so comfortable here in the White House. On the other hand I am looking forward to going back to Texas. I love Texas. I love my wife. And I'm excited about the next chapter in my life. And so all three of those things, you know, are the sweet part of the -- what's going to take place on January the 20th. Q People who come to see you here and meet with you, from the outside, are continually taken by surprise by your evident good humor and good mood and the fact that with low poll ratings and various troubles besetting the country and all you've been through, that you're not down -- that you're fine. And everybody remarks on it. How do you explain that? THE PRESIDENT: Well, I'm better than fine. I am proud of the accomplishments of this administration. I am thankful for the people that have worked so hard to serve our country. I know I gave it my all for eight years. And I did not sell my soul for the sake of popularity. And so when I get back home and look in the mirror I will be proud of what I see. Q You have said that you did not compromise your principles in the interest of popularity. How would you describe those principles? THE PRESIDENT: Well, one principle is I believe in the universality of freedom; that there is an Almighty, and a gift of that Almighty to every man, woman and child is freedom. And therefore it's incumbent upon those of us with influence to act upon that principle. And I'll give you a classic example. During the darkest days of Iraq people came to me and said, you're creating incredible political difficulties for us. And I said, oh, really, what do you suggest I do? Some suggested, retreat, pull out of Iraq. But I have faith that freedom exists in people's souls and, therefore, if given a chance, democracy -- an Iraqi style democracy could survive and work. I didn't compromise that principle for the sake of trying to bail out my political party, for example. Q Talk to me about the presidency as you found it -- its powers, its prerogatives, and how you feel you're leaving it. THE PRESIDENT: My presidency was defined by the attack on the country, and therefore used the powers inherent in the Constitution to defend this country. Q Did you find them intact? THE PRESIDENT: I found -- yes, I did find the presidential powers intact. I have at times used those powers in ways that people had not anticipated. For example, the idea of, within the law, being able to have our folks question known killers about their intention. Now, many of the decisions I made are being adjudicated. And of course I have lived by and future Presidents will live by the decisions of the Supreme Court. But as a wartime President -- what remained intact, by the way, was the Constitution, which we have honored. Q It has been argued that what you sought to do is exactly expand the powers of the presidency, or in the eyes of some -- perhaps in the eyes of the Vice President -- to restore them. How do you see that? THE PRESIDENT: I see the relationship between the presidency and the judiciary and the legislative branch as constantly changing throughout the history of the country. And the key thing that's important is that there still be checks and balances. And so however I interpreted the Constitution, I kept in mind what the Constitution said, the legality of what my decisions were; but I also fully understood the checks and balances inherent in our system. Q Now, you've spoken of the tools that you believe you put in place and which your successor will now inherit. How worried are you -- if at all -- that those tools will be corroded, relinquished in the -- because some of them have been -- THE PRESIDENT: Slightly criticized. (Laughter.) Q Well, to say the least. THE PRESIDENT: I would hope that the team that is -- has the honor of serving the country will take a hard look at the realities of the world and the tools now in place to protect the ed States from further attack. I would hope they would take a sober assessment -- and I believe they will. Q And what will they find? THE PRESIDENT: Well, they will find that with a considerable amount of care and concern for civil liberties, for example, that I have put in place procedures that will enable the professionals to better learn the intentions of al Qaeda, for example. They will realize, I think when they really study the issue carefully, that we have gone from an administration that was accused of not connecting dots to an administration that is connecting dots, you know, linking pieces of information to better protect the country, with the civil liberties of our citizens in mind. Q Now, the enhanced interrogation techniques, as some call them -- torture, as others call them-- are being argued over to this hour. Some are saying you never get any good information by rough stuff, and others have said -- more than once -- that if we hadn't used these techniques we wouldn't have had vital information and attacks could have been or would have been carried out on this country. Your view of that. THE PRESIDENT: My view is that the techniques were necessary and are necessary to be used on a rare occasion to get information necessary to protect the American people. One such person who gave us information was Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He was the mastermind of the September the 11th, 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people on our soil. And I'm in the Oval Office and I am told that we have captured Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the professionals believe he has information necessary to secure the country. So I ask what tools are available for us to find information from him, and they gave me a list of tools. And I said, are these tools deemed to be legal. And so we got legal opinions before any decision was made. And I think when people study the history of this particular episode they'll find out we gained good information from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in order to protect our country. Q Well, how good and how important? And what's the -- THE PRESIDENT: We believe that the information we gained helped save lives on American soil. Q Can you be more specific than that? THE PRESIDENT: Well, I have said in speeches -- as a matter of fact, when this program was leaked to the press I actually gave a speech that said to the American people, yes, we're doing this. But I also emphasized we were doing it within the law. Look, I understand why people can get carried away on this issue. But generally they don't know the facts. And by the way, one of the interesting things that did take place is before anything happened on this particular program that we did brief members of Congress. We had an obligation to share information with the legislative branch. And all I can tell the American people is we better have tools in place that are legal and that can help us protect the American people from an enemy that still exists. My concern is -- not for President-Elect Obama, because I'm confident that he understands the nature of the world and understands the need to protect America. But I am concerned that America, at some point in time, lets down her guard. And if we ever do that, the country will become highly vulnerable. Q Well, how badly would it hurt, in your view, if these enhanced interrogation techniques -- that some call torture -- were abandoned and made -- and made -- were not used? THE PRESIDENT: Yes, well, obviously I feel like it would be a problem because these are tools that we have in place. I do want to -- you know, I firmly reject the word "torture." Q I understand that. THE PRESIDENT: Everything this administration did was -- had a legal basis to it, otherwise we would not have done it. Secondly, everything we did was in consultation with professionals in our government who understand, you know, how to use techniques in a way that gets information with, you know, within the law, necessary to protect the American people. And I just can't imagine what it would be like to be President without these tools available, and we captured a known killer who might have had information about the next attack on America. See, what some don't understand, evidently, is that we're at war, and it's a different kind of war, where an enemy uses asymmetrical warfare, and they lie in wait and find a soft spot, y to attack again. And they're willing to kill as many innocent people as they can to advance their agenda. Q Speaking of professionals, in the intelligence area, how do you view the selection of Leon Panetta to head the CIA? THE PRESIDENT: I really don't feel comfortable commenting upon President-Elect Obama's supposed choices, in this case. My only advice would be to recognize that the CIA is full of incredibly bright, hardworking, decent professionals who have got one thing in mind, and that is to serve the ed States. Q And yet this administration, to some extent, has been bedeviled by intelligence leaks believed to have come from the CIA. They seem -- and there has been a degree of tension, I think it's probably an understatement to say, between the administration -- or the White House, at least, and the CIA. THE PRESIDENT: No, I don't think so, Brit. I think that there -- I think that there have been disappointing moments when information came out of the agency that -- but the relationship has been fabulous up and down the line with the CIA. Q Really? THE PRESIDENT: Oh, yes. I would say -- I go out there quite frequently, and -- or I have gone out there fairly often, I guess, is the best way to put it -- and 99 percent of the people out there are anxious to help the administration do its job in a good way. And you can't stop leaks. And you don't know how many people were leaking, but I can assure you the vast majority of people in the CIA were very cooperative and have my highest respect. I meet with the CIA every day of my presidency, except for Sundays, since I've been President, at the same time -- 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, 8:00 a.m. on every other day. And I will tell you that it is a fascinating experience to be briefed by CIA analysts. It's like taking a geopolitical course, international affairs course, every single day of the presidency. Q You've had now some further occasions to meet with Barack Obama and get to know him a little bit better, a man you really didn't know. How did you -- how did your interaction with him go? THE PRESIDENT: It was a very straightforward conversation. Q How did you find him? THE PRESIDENT: How did I like him? I liked him. Q Were you -- other than -- THE PRESIDENT: He's obviously -- listen, the man is obviously a charismatic person, and the man is able to persuade people that they should trust him. And he's got something -- he's got a lot going for him. And I was -- you know, wish him all the best. The reason we had the dinner, or the lunch -- we call them dinners in Texas -- the lunch at the White House was so that he could hear from the current President and former Presidents that we want him to succeed. And he is an engaging person, and I am very impressed by the priority he places on his family. 01/60847

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