President Clinton Has Delivered on His PromisesMaking Florida a Better Place to Live and Work. President Clinton has been a leader on the issues the people of Florida care about. President Clinton has delivered:
A Growing Economy: Unemployment in Florida has dropped from 7.3% to 5.0%. Our nation has the lowest combined rate of unemployment, inflation, and mortgage rates since 1968. Consumer confidence is at its highest level in six years, real wages are rising for the first time in a decade, and homeownership is at a 15-year high. New Jobs, Better Wages: 721,000 new jobs created in Florida in 43 months under President Clintonover twice as many as in the previous four years; 10.5 million jobs created nationally. 214,000 minimum wage workers in Florida received a a pay raise when President Clinton signed the minimum wage increase in August. Stronger Families: The Family and Medical Leave Act protects 2 million workers in Florida allowing them to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave for the birth of a child or to take care of a sick family member without fear of losing their jobs. Teen pregnancy is falling, the poverty rate is decreasing, and the number of people on welfare is declining. 162,242 fewer Floridians are on welfare and 104,561 fewer are on food stamps. Tougher child support enforcement collects nearly $122 million more -- an increase of 48% since FY 1992. Increased Access to Education: 502,100 students in Florida can benefit from the Presidents reformed student loan program. 27,623 students benefited from Head Start funding and the state will receive $35 million in funding for the Goals 2000 academic achievement program. Cut the Deficit in Half: Reducing the burden of national debt for every Florida family of four by $15,000. A Tax Cut: By expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, the President cut taxes for nearly 900,000 working families in Florida and 15 million working families nationwide. President Clinton provided about 71,456 Florida small businesses with a tax cut this year by expanding the annual expensing allowance from $10,000 to $17,500. Safer Streets and Communities: The Presidents Crime Bill adds 2,400 police officers to Floridas streets. Three Strikes and Youre Out, the Brady Bill, the Assault Weapons Ban, and community policing are working. Our nations crime rate is down. The number of murders reported has dropped 8%one of the largest drops in three decades. In Florida alone the crime rate dropped 1.29% during the first two year's of the Clinton Administration. In addition, Florida received over $5.3 million in grants to combat domestic violence and sexual assault. Pension and Health Care Coverage: Under the Clinton Administration 600,000 Florida workers will be offered expanded pension coverage due to the Retirement Savings and Security Act. 805,000 citizens in families with a worker who changed, lost or left a job with health insurance will be guaranteed continued access to health insurance under the Kassebaum-Kennedy Health Insurance Bill which President Clinton fought for and signed. Renewed Growth in Key Industries: After a decade of enormous job losses in construction, manufacturing, and autos, these industries have made a remarkable recoverymore than one million new jobs created under this Administration.
Fighting for a Balanced Budget That Reflects Our Values: Now we are fighting for a balanced budget that will lift the burden of debt off our children and reflect American valuesa balanced budget that:
Honors our commitment to give Americas seniors the health care they deserve. Protects investment in our young peoples futuresHead Start, access to college. Protects Americas clean water and air, national parks, and our public health. Preserves tax fairness for Americas working families.
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