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作为无党派人士,布隆伯格这样为希拉里拉票

(2016-07-29 09:22:29)
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  “我相信没有哪个党派能够独占所有好的想法,或拥有绝对的强势领导力;我们需要一位能够解决问题的总统,而不是一个四处扔炸弹的人;特朗普最大的问题是他的虚伪……”

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国父们当年来到费城建国时,并不分民主党和共和党,也无需提名总统候选人。对政党政治敬而远之的爱国者是他们当时的共同身份。

对此我感同身受。

我曾是民主党人,也曾是共和党人。最终,我成为了无党派独立人士,因为我相信没有哪个党派能够独占所有好的想法,或拥有绝对的强势领导力。我走进投票亭时,我看的是候选人,而不是他们各自的政党标签。我支持过来自不同党派的官员。

这里的很多人恐怕不敢这么说。但是我知道很多美国人敢。眼下,他们在仔细权衡自己的选择。

我明白他们的难处。我知道当无论哪个政党都不能完全代表我的观点和价值观时是一种怎样的感觉。太多的共和党人把我们的问题归咎于移民,对于针对气候变化和枪械暴力的行动,他们总是百般阻挠。与此同时,许多民主党人错误地将我们的问题归咎于私营部门,对于教育改革和削减赤字的行动,他们总是百般干涉。

有时候我不赞同希拉里•克林顿的观点。但是不管我们的意见分歧是什么,我在这里要说的是:为了国家利益,我们必须先置分歧于一边,团结在能够击败危险煽动家的候选人周围。

选战过程中,我们听到很多关于我们需要一位懂商业的领导人的言论。对此,我再同意不过。我创立了一家企业。而且,我创业依靠的100万美元支票不是父亲给我的。

我在私营领域取得了成功,因而我有机会当了12年美国最大城市的市长,在这座城市遭遇有史以来最大的悲剧后管理这座城市。今天,作为一位独立人士、一位企业家和一位前市长,我认为我们需要一位能够解决问题的总统,而不是一个四处扔炸弹的人。我们需要的是一位能够团结国会议员,把事做成的人。

我知道希拉里•克林顿能够做到这一切,因为在她当参议员的时候,我亲眼看到了这一点。我在911事件发生两个月后,以共和党人的身份当选纽约市长,我亲眼目睹了她是如何与华府的共和党人一起努力,确保纽约得到其复原重建所需的帮助。我们并非在所有事上都能达成共识,但她总是愿意倾听。这正是今天的华盛顿所需要的,首先就要从白宫开始。

鉴于我的背景,我经常鼓励商界领袖参加竞选,因为他们中很多人都有努力达成共识的务实作风。不过也不是所有人都是这样。

我们很多创业者都明白,员工、客户以及合作伙伴如何看待我们,我们就是怎样的人。我们大多数人都不会假装自己精明到足以独自做出每一个重大决策。我们大多数人都明白,说出来的话关乎我们的信誉。

但唐纳德•特朗普不是。贯穿他的职业生涯的是破产、官司、愤怒的股东、感觉受骗的承包商,还有发现上当追悔莫及的客户,所有这些确凿的记录都历历在目。他说他希望像管理他的企业一样来管理这个国家。上帝保佑。

我是纽约人,纽约人一眼就能识破花言巧语。特朗普说他会惩处那些把工厂迁到墨西哥或是中国的制造商,但是他卖的服装就来自海外的血汗工厂。他说他希望帮助失业的美国人重新找到工作,但是他千方百计钻美国签证体制的空子,以便能够低薪雇佣外国临时工。他说他要遣返1100万没有身份的移民,但是他好像一点也不在乎雇佣这些人为他工作。我还漏了什么吗?

说实话,唐纳德•特朗普最大的问题是他的虚伪。他想让我们相信,赶走墨西哥人,不让穆斯林入境,我们最大的问题就迎刃而解了。他想让我们相信,竖起贸易壁垒,我们就重新有了就业机会。在这两点上,他都错了。

我们只有团结一致,拥护国父们在费城这里创建的、使我们今天得以享受美国卓越硕果的自由,我们最大的问题才能得到解决。这一点唐纳德•特朗普不明白。希拉里•克林顿明白。

对于选出一位商人出身总统的呼声,我能够理解。但是特朗普的商业治国计划就是一场酝酿中的灾难。小企业的处境会因之变得更加艰难,成百上千万美国人的退休储蓄计划将因之受到威胁,美国的债务会因之进一步增加,失业率会因之进一步上升,我们在世界上的影响力会因之受到削弱,我们身处的环境会因之而不再那么安全。

一言以蔽之:特朗普是一个危险、草率、冒失的选择,这样的错误我们犯不起。

我也知道希拉里•克林顿并非完美无缺。没有一位候选人是完美的。但是在这一次的大选中,她是一个正确而又负责任的选择,无论你对她的政见和过往怎么看,希拉里•克林顿明白这不是电视真人秀。这是活生生的现实。她明白总统的职责关乎解决问题,而不是推卸责任;关乎带来希望,而不是激发恐慌。

要记住:在我们引以为豪的历史进程中,我们也曾面对过严峻的挑战,但是我们从来不曾因为恐惧而退缩。从来没有——1776年在费城没有,1863年在葛底斯堡没有,两次世界大战和大萧条时期没有,在塞尔玛没有,在石墙酒吧没有,911之后也没有。我们现在更不能因为恐惧而退缩。

美国是世界上最伟大的国家,人们就是用脚投票,也会选择这里。美国总统的权威,世界无可比拟。因此我对其他独立人士说,你的选票现在很重要。你的选票能够决定你今后的职业和生意前途,以及我们国家的未来。

在我看来,这次大选不是民主党和共和党之间的选择,而是一个关乎谁能更好执掌这个国家——更有利于经济、安全、自由和未来的选择。毫无疑问,在我心目中,希拉里•克林顿是正确的选择。

(据微信公号:彭博Bloomberg)

英文原文:

The Independent's Case for Hillary Clinton: Michael R. Bloomberg

The following is an adaptation of an address delivered to the Democratic National Convention on July 27, 2016:

When the Founding Fathers arrived in Philadelphia to forge a new nation, they didn’t come as Democrats or Republicans, or to nominate a presidential candidate. They came as patriots who feared party politics.

I know how they felt.

I’ve been a Democrat. I’ve been a Republican. And I eventually became an independent, because I don’t believe either party has a monopoly on good ideas or strong leadership. When I enter the voting booth, I look at the candidate, not the party label. I have supported elected officials from both sides of the aisle.

Probably not many people here can say that. But I know there are many Americans who can. And now, they are carefully weighing their choices.

I understand their dilemma. I know what it’s like to have neither party fully represent my views or values. Too many Republicans wrongly blame immigrants for our problems -- and they stand in the way of action on climate change and gun violence. Meanwhile, many Democrats wrongly blame the private sector for our problems -- and they stand in the way of action on education reform and deficit reduction.

There are times when I disagree with Hillary Clinton. But whatever our disagreements may be, I’ve come here to say: We must put them aside for the good of our country and unite around the candidate who can defeat a dangerous demagogue.

We’ve heard a lot of talk in this campaign about needing a leader who understands business. I couldn’t agree more. I’ve built a business. And I didn’t start it with a $1 million check from my father.

Because of my success in the private sector, I had the chance to run America’s largest city for 12 years, governing in the wake of its greatest tragedy. Today, as an independent, an entrepreneur and a former mayor, I believe we need a president who is a problem-solver, not a bomb-thrower -- someone who can bring members of Congress together to get big things done.

I know Hillary Clinton can do all this, because I saw it firsthand when she was in the Senate. I was elected mayor two months after Sept. 11, as a Republican, and I saw how she worked with Republicans in Washington to ensure that New York got the help it needed to recover and rebuild. We didn’t always agree, but she always listened. That’s the kind of approach we need in Washington today, and it has to start in the White House.

Given my background, I’ve often encouraged business leaders to run for office, because many of them share a pragmatic approach to building consensus. But not all.

Most of us who have created a business know that we’re only as good as the way our employees, clients and partners view us. Most of us don’t pretend that we’re smart enough to make every big decision by ourselves. And most of us who have our names on the door know that we are only as good as our word.

But not Donald Trump. Throughout his career, Trump has left behind a well-documented record of bankruptcies, lawsuits, and angry shareholders and contractors who feel cheated, as well as disillusioned customers who feel ripped off. He says he wants to run the nation like he has run his business. God help us.

I’m a New Yorker, and New Yorkers know a con when we see one. Trump says he’ll punish manufacturers that move to Mexico or China, but the clothes he sells are made overseas in low-wage factories. He says he wants to put Americans back to work, but he games the U.S. visa system so he can hire temporary foreign workers at low wages. He says he wants to deport 11 million undocumented people, but he seems to have no problem in hiring them. What’d I miss here?

Truth be told, the richest thing about Donald Trump is his hypocrisy. He wants you to believe that we can solve our biggest problems by deporting Mexicans and shutting out Muslims. He wants you to believe that erecting trade barriers will bring back good jobs. He’s wrong on both counts.

We can only solve our biggest problems if we come together and embrace the freedoms that our Founding Fathers established here in Philadelphia, freedoms that made possible the American exceptionalism we now enjoy. Donald Trump doesn’t understand that. Hillary Clinton does.

I understand the appeal of a businessman president. But Trump’s business plan is a disaster in the making. It would make it harder for small businesses to compete, threaten the retirement savings of millions of Americans, lead to greater debt and more unemployment, erode our influence in the world, and make our communities less safe.

The bottom line: Trump is a risky, reckless and radical choice, and one we can’t afford to make.

Now, I know Hillary Clinton is not flawless. No candidate is. But she is the right and responsible choice in this election. No matter what you may think about her politics or her record, Hillary Clinton understands that this is not reality television. This is reality. She understands that the job of president involves finding solutions, not pointing fingers, and offering hope, not stoking fear.

Remember: Over the course of our proud history, we have faced our share of grave challenges, but we have never retreated in fear. Never -- not here in Philadelphia in 1776, not at Gettysburg in 1863, not through two World Wars and a Great Depression, not at Selma or Stonewall, and not after Sept. 11. We must not start now.

America is the greatest country on Earth. When people vote with their feet, they come here. The presidency of the United States is the most powerful office in the world. And so I say to my fellow independents: Your vote matters now. Your vote will determine the future of your job and your business -- and our future together as a country.

To me, this election is not a choice between a Democrat and a Republican. It’s a choice about who is better to lead our country right now: better for our economy, our security, our freedom and our future. There is no doubt in my mind that Hillary Clinton is the right choice.


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