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  • The President: Good morning.

  • Over the past few days, I've met with Republicans and Democrats

  • from both houses of Congress in an effort to reopen

  • your government and remove the dangers of default

  • from our economy.

  • It's a positive development that House Republicans have agreed

  • on the need to avoid the economic consequences of not

  • meeting our country's commitments because

  • once the debt ceiling is raised and the shutdown is over,

  • there's a lot we can accomplish together.

  • We've created seven-and-a-half million new jobs

  • in the past three-and-a-half years.

  • Now let's create more.

  • We've cut our deficits in half over the past four years,

  • now let's do it in a smarter, balanced way that lets us

  • afford to invest in the things we need to grow.

  • The truth is, there's a lot we can agree on, but one thing

  • we have to agree on is that there's no good reason

  • anyone should keep suffering through this shutdown.

  • I met with some really innovative small business owners

  • on Friday who've already lost contracts, lost customers,

  • and put hiring on hold because the pain of this Repbulican

  • shutdown has trickled down to their bottom lines.

  • It's hurting the very citizens that our government

  • exists to serve.

  • That's why a growing number of reasonable Republicans say

  • it should end now.

  • And it wouldn't be wise, as some suggest, to just kick

  • the debt ceiling can down the road for a couple of months,

  • and flirt with the first ever intentional default right

  • in the middle of the holiday shopping season because damage

  • to America's sterling credit rating wouldn't just cause

  • global markets to go haywire, it would become more expensive

  • for everyone in America to borrow money.

  • Students paying for college, newlyweds buying a home,

  • it would amount to a new tax, a Republican default tax,

  • on every family and business in America.

  • It doesn't have to be this way, it's not supposed

  • to be this way.

  • Manufacturing crises to extract massive concessions isn't

  • how our democracy works and we have to stop it.

  • Politics is a battle of ideas, but you advance those ideas

  • through elections and legislation, not extortion.

  • I know you're frustrated by what you see in your nation's

  • capital right now, but because it's easy to get lost in,

  • or give up on the political back and forth, I want you

  • to remember this is not normal.

  • Our government is closed for the first time in 17 years.

  • A political party is risking default for the first time

  • since the 1700s.

  • This is not normal, and that's why we have to put a stop to it,

  • not only because it's dangerous, but because it saps everyone's

  • faith in our extraordinary system of self government,

  • and that hurts us all.

  • Whether it's the work of creating jobs,

  • growing the economy, or getting our fiscal house in order

  • for the long haul, we've got a lot of work to do,

  • and constant brinksmanship doesn't let us do it.

  • It inflicts real pain on real people.

  • It creates spasms of uncertainty for business owners.

  • It threatens our nation's credit and standing in the world,

  • and the longer it goes on, the more frequently this

  • brinksmanship is inflicted, the more we'll see markets react,

  • businesses put off plans to spend and hire,

  • and unemployment claims tick up.

  • The hundreds of thousands of hard-working civil servants who

  • go even longer without pay will worry that they won't be able

  • to cover their bills, and that their own creditworthiness

  • will be ruined for no good reason at all.

  • And I want to thank all the neighbors and local business

  • owners who've shown acts of kindness to these Americans

  • who serve their country.

  • I ask that same spirit of citizenship from lenders

  • who do business with these folks, because they're being

  • punished enough through no fault of their own.

  • So let's pass a budget, put people back to work,

  • and end this Republican shutdown.

  • Let's pay our bills and prevent an economic shutdown.

  • Then let's get back to the work of the American people because

  • there's so much else we should be focusing our energies

  • on right now.

  • We've got to create more jobs, we've got kids to educate,

  • we've got an immigration system to fix.

  • We've got more troops to bring home and a middle class

  • to rebuild, and opportunity to restore.

  • There's so much America has going for it in this new

  • century, and as always, this country works better when

  • we work together.

  • Thank you, and have a great weekend.

The President: Good morning.

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每週講話。讓我們回到美國人民的工作中去。 (Weekly Address: Let's Get Back to the Work of the American People)

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