President Clinton Has Delivered on His PromisesMaking Kentucky a Better Place to Live and Work. President Clinton has been a leader on the issues the people of Kentucky care about. President Clinton has delivered:
A Growing Economy: Unemployment in Kentucky has dropped from 6.4% to 4.5%. 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: 30% more jobs have been created each year in Kentucky under President Clinton than during the previous four years for a total of 141,300 new jobs; 10.5 million jobs created nationally.91,000 minimum wage workers in Kentucky received a pay raise because the President signed the minimum wage increase. In addition, 182,000 more workers will benefit from the increase over the next two years. Stronger Families: The Family and Medical Leave Act protects 543,000 workers in Kentuckyallowing 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. In Kentucky alone 57,289 fewer people are on welfare and 10,406 fewer people are on food stamps. Tougher child support enforcement collects nearly $37 million more -- an increase of 39% since FY 1992. Increased Access to Education: 185,600 students in Kentucky can benefit from the Presidents reformed student loan program. 14,267 students benefitted from Head Start funding in 1995 and Kentucky will receive $12.9 million in funding for the Goals 2000 academic achievement program. Cut the Deficit in Half: Reducing the burden of national debt for every Kentucky family of four by $15,000. A Tax Cut: By expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, the President cut taxes for 236,600 working families in Kentucky and 15 million working families nationwide. 17,500 small businesses in the state will receive a tax cut this year because President Clinton expanded the annual expensing allowance from $10,000 to $17,500. In addition, 450 small businesses received a total of $64.3 million in loan guarantees -- 118 of which went to women-owned businesses. Safer Streets and Communities: The Presidents Crime Bill adds 449 police officers to Kentuckys 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 addition, Kentucky received over $1.8 million to combat domestic violence and sexual assault. Pension and Health Care Coverage: 132,000 Kentucky Workers Will Be Offered Expanded Pension Coverage Because President Clinton Signed the Retirement Savings and Security Act. In Kentucky, as many as 288,000 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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