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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT RECEPTION HONORING AMBASSADORSTHE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Well, I want to welcome all of you to the White House. Michelle and I are honored to host you here tonight; to get to know you, and to underscore the importance of cooperation between our nations.Diplomacy has always been critically important to all nations. But in many ways, it grows more important with each passing year, because the interconnectedness of our world means that in the 21st century, we cannot solve our problems until we solve them together. For centuries, diplomats have come together to discuss war and peace; commerce and exchange. But now, it is hard to think of an issue that matters to our people that does not depend in some way upon cooperation among nations -- health and education; energy and the environment; the arts and even athletics.And that's one reason why I came into office with a strong commitment to renew American diplomacy, and to start a new era of engagement with the world. This must be a moment when we engage on the basis of mutual interest and mutual respect, so that we can build new partnerships for progress. And it is in that spirit that I welcome all of you here tonight.I’m also pleased that we’ve put together an extraordinary team to lead America's diplomacy. I have an extraordinary Secretary of State in Hillary Clinton. I’m so pleased to have Susan Rice, our talented Ambassador to the ed Nations, here with us tonight, as well as our outstanding Trade Representative, Ron Kirk. And I couldn’t be more proud of the job that American diplomats are doing around the world, as well.In the months and years ahead, I know that we are going to do important work with each of you. We will depend on you to connect us to your government, to help make progress on our common challenges, and to build bridges among our people.Of course, one of the wonderful things about America is that so much of the world is represented in our own cities and towns -- I think we likely have immigrants who have come to our shores from every country that is represented here tonight. In fact, my own hometown of Chicago is probably pretty close to being able to make that claim all by itself. (Laughter.) I hope that you all know that this fact guides our respect for different peoples, for different cultures, and for different countries. For here, in America, we see the capacity for people from all corners of the world to come together to advance their common dreams.Of course, I'm mindful that many of you have been in Washington longer than I have, so some of you aly know your way around. But whether you've been here for years, or whether this is your first time in the White House, I hope you feel welcome. I look forward to working together to advance the peace and prosperity of the people not only of the ed States but also people all around the world.So thank you very much. Have a wonderful evening. (Applause.) And we will see you soon. (Laughter.)07/79420

President Bush Meets with Afghanistan Provincial Governors   THE PRESIDENT: I just had a fascinating opportunity to discuss Afghanistan with eight governors. I started off the meeting by telling them I was a governor once. And I -- and they were then telling me their stories, their concerns. First of all, they universally thanked the American people for standing with them as this new democracy takes hold.   Secondly, there's concerns about unemployment, about economic development. Some provinces are quiet, and the governor wondered whether or not, because it's quiet, people remember the people in the province exist. Other provinces have got some difficult security problems.   They shared with me very candidly their concerns about different types of operations; their desire to see to it that the police get better training and better equipment.   And I shared with them our desire to help them succeed, because one of the things that really matters in democracy is that local governance is strong and good and honest, that the people are being able to see the benefits of democracy. And it's hard work in Afghanistan, but I told these leaders that I think it's necessary work.   And I want to thank them for coming to America. They've got a very busy schedule. They've been to several states. And I think it's going to be very important for our fellow citizens to meet these good men, and to understand the problems they face, and their desire to have their families live in peace, and young girls go to school, and be people treated with dignity.   So I want to thank you all for coming. Thank you for the wonderful gift, and I'm proud you're here.   I'm now going to show them the Oval Office -- a shrine to democracy. Thank you. 200806/41453

Last week, I visited Elmore, Minnesota, the small town where Fritz Mondale was raised. And soon Fritz and Joan will visit our family in Queens. Nine hundred people live in Elmore. In Queens, there are 2,000 people on one block. You would think wed be different, but were not. Children walk to school in Elmore past grain elevators; in Queens, they pass by subway stops. But, no matter where they live, their future depends on education, and their parents are willing to do their part to make those schools as good as they can be. In Elmore, there are family farms; in Queens, small businesses. But the men and women who run them all take pride in supporting their families through hard work and initiative. On the 4th of July in Elmore, they hang flags out on Main Street; in Queens, they fly them over Grand Avenue. But all of us love our country, and stand y to defend the freedom that it represents.Americans want to live by the same set of rules. But under this administration, the rules are rigged against too many of our people. It isnt right that every year the share of taxes paid by individual citizens is going up, while the share paid by large corporations is getting smaller and smaller. The rules say: Everyone in our society should contribute their fair share. It isnt right that this year Ronald Reagan will hand the American people a bill for interest on the national debt larger than the entire cost of the federal government under John F. Kennedy. Our parents left us a growing economy. The rules say: We must not leave our kids a mountain of debt.上个星期,我访问了阿拉巴马州的艾尔莫尔,弗里茨;蒙代尔就是在那里长大的。弗里茨和琼也将到我的家乡昆斯做客。埃尔莫尔有900居民,而昆斯一个街区就有2000居民。你们会认为我们之间有些不同。实际上没有。在埃尔莫尔,孩子们上学的路上看到的是谷物传送带;在昆斯,他们看到的是地铁站。但不管他们居住在哪里,他们的未来都取决于教育,他们的父母尽力把那些学校建得更好些。在埃尔莫尔有家庭农场;在昆斯有小企业。但经营这些农场和小企业的人都为自己能够通过勤奋劳动和进取精神来建设家庭感到自豪。每年的7月4日,埃尔莫尔的梅恩大街挂满了国旗;在昆斯的格兰德大道也旗飘扬。我们都爱我们的祖国,并时刻准备捍卫祖国的自由。美国人民希望生活在同一准则下。但是,在里根政府的统治下,所制定的规则打击了许多人。每年公民个人纳税份额不断增大,而大公司纳税份额却越来越小,这是不对的。准则说:我们社会的每个人应该贡献出自己公正的一份。可今年里根要让美国人民致富巨大的国债利息,现在的国债比约翰?肯尼迪政府所有的开总和还大,这是不对的。我们的父辈给么留下了一个增长的经济。这个准则说:我们绝对不能把一座沉重的债务大山压在我们孩子身上。

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