奥巴马加速经济刺激计划 Obama to Accelerate Stimulus Plan

08 June, 2009

美国总统奥巴马保证加快联邦政府支出以在今后几个月创造60多万个就业机会。奥巴马星期一在一个声明中表示,经济复苏之路还很长。但是他保证要扭转经济(改善目前状况)。

美国经济是世界上规模最大的。美国经济正在经历50年来最严重的滑坡。经济危机使得失业率达到9.4%,这是25年来的最高点。

为了缓和经济滑坡,奥巴马行政当局要求联邦政府部门在今后几个月里根据7870亿美元的经济刺激计划发放数以十亿计的美元。这些资金将在全国扩大大约30万病人的医疗服务,并且招聘或者维持5000个执法人员的就业机会。

U.S. President Barack Obama is pledging to accelerate the pace of federal spending to create more than 600,000 jobs in the next few months. In a statement Monday, Mr. Obama says there is a long way to go on the road to economic recovery. But he pledged to turn the economy around (improve the situation).

The United States is home to the world's largest economy, which is suffering its worst downturn in 50 years. The crisis has driven the unemployment rate to 9.4 percent, the highest level in 25 years.

To try to ease the downturn, the Obama administration is asking federal agencies to release billions of dollars from the $787 billion stimulus plan in the coming months. The funds will expand health services for about 300,000 patients nationwide, and hire or maintain 5,000 law enforcement jobs.