President Clinton Has Delivered on His PromisesMaking Michigan a Better Place to Live and Work. President Clinton has been a leader on the issues the people of Michigan care about. President Clinton has delivered:
A Growing Economy: Unemployment in Michigan has dropped from 7.4% to 4.5%. 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: 365,100 new jobs created in Michigan under President Clinton, nearly four times more than during the previous four years; 10.5 million jobs created nationally. Because President Clinton signed the minimum wage increase, 142,000 workers in Michigan received a pay raise and 324,000 more will benefit from the increase over the next two years. Stronger Families: The Family and Medical Leave Act protects 1.5 million workers in Michiganallowing 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 Michigan, there are 171,056 fewer people on welfare and 59,911 fewer people on food stamps. Tougher child support enforcement collects nearly $151 million more -- an increase of 19% since FY 1992. Increased Access to Education: 579,600 students in Michigan can benefit from the Presidents reformed student loan program. In fiscal year 1995, Michigan received $132,990,000 in Head Start funding, benefiting more than 30,936 students. In 1993-1996, Michigan will receive $31,923,634 to fund the Goals 2000 academic achievement program. Cut the Deficit in Half: Reducing the burden of national debt for every Michigan family of four by $15,000. A Tax Cut: By expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, the President cut taxes for 392,300 working families in Michigan and 15 million working families nationwide. President Clinton provided over 41,495 Michigan small businesses with a tax cut this year by expanding the annual expensing allowance from $10,000 to $17,500.In addition, small businesses received a total of $205.5 million in loan guarantees in FY 1995, which will help to create or sustain over 8,630 jobs in Michigan over the next four years. Safer Streets and Communities: The Presidents Crime Bill adds 1,141 police officers to Michigans 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 Michigan alone the crime rate dropped 7.62% during the first three years of the Clinton Administration. Michigan received $3,809,000 in Services, Training, Officers and Prosecutors (STOP) grants to combat domestic violence and sexual assault. Pension and Health Care Coverage: Because President Clinton signed the Retirement Savings and Security Act, 360,000 workers in Michigan for small businesses will be offered expanded opportunity for pension coverage. In Michigan, as many as 637,000 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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