| ||Submitted to Congress the first genuine
balanced budget in 17 years, balancing the budget in seven
years based on both Administration and Congressional Budget Office
estimates while protecting our
fundamental priorities of Medicare, Medicaid, education and the
| ||Won enactment of the largest
deficit-cutting plan in history, cutting the deficit in half within four
years, after it quadrupled during the previous two Administrations.
| ||Oversaw the creation of more than 10
million new jobs in just under three and a half yearsa faster annual rate of
job growth than any Republican Administration since the 1920s.
| ||Unemployment rate has fallen to
5.3%down from over 7% when President Clinton took office.
| ||93% of all new jobs created are in the
private sectorhigher than the average percentage during
any Administration since the Harding Administration.
| ||Nearly 4 million new jobs in
high-wage industries have been created since January 1993. By
contrast, 200,000 high-wage industry jobs were lost in the previous four
| ||More than one million new manufacturing,
automotive and construction jobs have been added since
| ||Highest annual number of new business
incorporations since World War II.
| ||Real median family income is
higher now than when President Clinton took office after falling 4%
during the previous four years.
| ||The combined unemployment, inflation
and mortgage rate is at its lowest level since 1968.
| ||Proposed a $2,600 jobs training voucher
program to allow unemployed workers the freedom to
choose the training programs that are right for them.
| ||Fought for meaningful health insurance
reform to allow people to keep coverage when they change
jobs and prevent denial of coverage due to pre-existing conditions.
| ||Challenged Congress to raise the
minimum wage to provide the opportunity for working
Americans to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
| ||Protected the pensions of more than 40
million workers and retirees by reforming the federal
pension insurance system and requiring companies to keep their retirement
funded. (Retirement Protection Act)
| ||Challenged Congress to enable Americans
to save for their retirements by increasing pension
portability, enhancing pension protection and expanding coverage.