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美国商会表示经济增长迅猛 但仍需政府支持

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小编摘要:在美国商会会长托马斯•多诺霍对于美国商业形式的的年度演讲中,他表示美国经济已经有所改善。但是他又说道增长的势头不是非常迅猛,没有达到减少失业的效果。

美国商会表示经济增长迅猛 但仍需政府支持

 

In his annual address on the state of American businesses, U.S. Chamber President Thomas Donohue says the economy is improving. But he says it's not growing fast enough to significantly reduce unemployment.

"Unfortunately, we think the economy will actually slow down in the early months of 2012," said Donohue. "We expect growth to average 2.5 percent or lower in the first half and then hopefully, depending on the actions of government, to work its way up to 3 percent by the end of this year."

With a tough re-election battle facing some lawmakers this year, Bruce Josten, who heads the Chamber's Government Affairs unit, expects the group will be busy lobbying Congress to move quickly on business-friendly policies.

"In some respects politicking is going to take precedence over policy making," said Josten. "We hope to change that."

Among the Chamber's top priorities is construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The 3,000 kilometer pipeline will carry more than 700,000 barrels of Canadian oil a day to refineries in Texas. Donohue says the $7 billion dollar project will improve America's energy security and create thousands of new jobs.

"The project has passed every environmental test," he said. "There is no legitimate reason, none at all to subject it to further delay."

Despite bipartisan approval for the pipeline, President Barack Obama is under intense pressure from environmentalists to scrap it. The Chamber, which insists it does not get involved in presidential politics, says it will lean hard on the president to move forward. It also chastised Republican candidates on Thursday for criticizing front-runner Mitt Romney's business experience.

在美国商会会长托马斯•多诺霍对于美国商业形式的的年度演讲中,他表示美国经济已经有所改善。但是他又说道增长的势头不是非常迅猛,没有达到减少失业的效果。
“不幸的是,我们认为经济会在2012年的前几个月中实际缓慢发展,” 多诺霍说道。“我们希望在上半年平均增长2.5%或更低,然后希望政府采取相关措施,才能在今年年底达到3%。”
随着今年即将面对一些立法者的艰苦的重选竞争, 美国商会事务部的布鲁斯•乔斯滕希望这支团队积极游说国会以尽快达到有利营商政策。
“在某些方面,政治活动要优先于政策制定,“乔斯滕说道。“我们希望改变这一现状。”
商会的最优先考虑是被提出的Keystone XL输油管道的建设。绵延3000公里的管道一天将承载加拿大超过700000桶的石油输送到德克萨斯州的精炼厂。多诺霍表示这一70亿美元的项目将改善美国的能源安全并创造成千上万的就业机会。
“该项目已经通过了每一个环境测试,”他说道。“没有合法的理由,任何人都不能接受进一步的延误。”
尽管两党都批准该管道,而美国总统巴拉克•奥巴马承受着来自环境保护者们毁灭它的巨大压力。美国商会坚持不参与总统政治,声称将努力支持总统的决定。它也责难在周四领先的共和党候选人米特•罗姆尼的管理经验。

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