President Clinton Has Delivered on His PromisesMaking Tennessee a Better Place to Live and Work. President Clinton has been a leader on the issues the people of Tennessee care about. President Clinton has delivered:
A Growing Economy: Unemployment in Tennessee has dropped: 6.1% to 4.4%. Our nation now has the lowest combined rate of unemployment, inflation, and mortgage rates sice 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: 269,200 new jobs created in Tennessee under President Clintonmore than during the previous four years; 10.5 million jobs created nationally. Because President Clinton signed the minimum wage increase on 10-20-96, 142,000 workers in Tennessee received a pay raise. Over the next two years, 242,000 workers in Tennessee will benefit from the minimum wage increase. Stronger Families: The Family and Medical Leave Act protects 898,000 workers in Tennesseeallowing them 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, the number of people on welfare is declining. In Tennessee alone 62,449 fewer people are on welfare and 111,713 fewer people are on food stamps. Tougher child support enforcement collects nearly $72 million more -- an increase of 85% since FY 1992. Increased Access to Education: 285,700 students in Tennessee can benefit from the Presidents reformed student loan program. 14,213 students benefited from Head Start funding and Tennessee will receive over $14 million in funding for the Goals 2000 academic achievement program. Cut the Deficit in Half: Reducing the burden of national debt for every Tennessee family of four by $15,000. A Tax Cut: By expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, the President cut taxes for 384,000 working families in Tennessee and 15 million working families nationwide. Safer Streets and Communities: The Presidents Crime Bill adds 865 police officers to Tennessees streets and $2.3 million in funding to combat domestic violence and sexual assault. 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 declines in three decades. Pension and Health Care Coverage: Because President Clinton signed the Retirement Savings and Security Act, 160,000 workers in Tennessee for small businesses will be offered expanded opportunity for pension coverage. In Tennessee, as many as 478,000 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 into law. 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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