President Clinton Has Delivered on His PromisesMaking Ohio a Better Place to Live and Work. President Clinton has been a leader on the issues the people of Ohio care about. President Clinton has delivered:
A Growing Economy: Unemployment in Ohio has dropped from 7.0% to 4.6%. Our nation now 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: 434,200 new jobs created under President Clintonnearly four times as many as during the previous four years; 10.5 million jobs created nationally. Because President Clinton signed the minimum wage increase on, 192,000 workers in Ohio received a pay raise. Over the next two years 440,000 workers in Ohio will benefit from the minimum wage increase. Stronger Families: The Family and Medical Leave Act protects nearly 2 million workers in Ohioallowing 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 Ohio alone there are 202,076 fewer people on welfare and 113,768 fewer people on food stamps. Tougher child support enforcement collects nearly $221 million more -- an increase of 33% since FY 1992. Increased Access to Education: 977,900 students in Ohio can benefit from the Presidents reformed student loan program. 34,215 students benefited from Head Start funding and Ohio will receive over $33 million in funding for the Goals 2000 academic achievement program. Cut the Deficit in Half: Reducing the burden of national debt for every Ohio family of four by $15,000. A Tax Cut: By expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, the President cut taxes for nearly 510,000 working families in Ohio and 15 million working families nationwide. President Clinton provided over 50,000 Ohio small businesses with a tax cut this year by expanding the annual expensing allowance from $10,000 to $17,500. In addition, small businesses in Ohio received a total of $273 million in loan guarantees which will help sustain or create nearly 11,500 jobs in Ohio. Of these loans, 362 went to women-owned small businesses. Safer Streets and Communities: The Presidents Crime Bill adds 1,460 police officers to Ohios 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 declines in three decades. In Ohio alone the crime rate dropped by 5.58%. In addition, Ohio received over $4 million to combat domestic violence and sexual assault. Pension and Health Care Coverage: Because President Clinton signed the Retirement Savings and Security Act, 300,000 workers in Ohio for small businesses will be offered expanded opportunity for pension coverage. In Ohio, as many as 768,000 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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