President Clinton Has Delivered on His PromisesMaking Wisconsin a Better Place to Live and Work. President Clinton has been a leader on the issues the people of Wisconsin care about. President Clinton has delivered:
A Growing Economy: Unemployment in Wisconsin has dropped from 4.5% to 3.1%. 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: 39% more new private-sector jobs created each year in Wisconsin under President Clinton than during the previous four years; 10.5 million jobs created nationally. Over the next two years, 209,000 workers in Wisconsin will benefit from the minimum wage increase. Stronger Families: The Family and Medical Leave Act protects 883,000 workers in Wisconsinallowing 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 Wisconsin alone, 82,348 fewer people are on welfare and 17,175 fewer are on food stamps. In addition, tougher child support enforcement collects nearly $134 million more -- an increase of nearly 46% since FY 1992. Increased Access to Education: 837,800 students in Wisconsin can benefit from the Presidents reformed student loan program. 12,171 students benefited from Head Start funding. In 1993-1996, Wisconsin will receive $14,709,747 to fund the Goals 2000 program, which seeks to increase academic achievement by raising academic standards, increasing parental and community involvement in education, expanding the use of computers and technology in classrooms, and supporting high-quality teacher professional development. Cut the Deficit in Half: Reducing the burden of national debt for every Wisconsin family of four by $15,000. A Tax Cut: By expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, the President cut taxes for 193,400 working families in Wisconsin and 15 million working families nationwide. President Clinton provided over 22,633 Wisconsin small businesses with a tax cut this year by expanding the annual expensing allowance from $10,000 to $17,500. Pension and Health Care Coverage: Because President Clinton signed the Retirement Savings and Security Act, 210,000 workers in Wisconsin for small businesses will be offered expanded opportunity for pension coverage. In Wisconsin, as many as 407,000 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. Safer Streets and Communities: The Presidents Crime Bill adds 567 police officers to Wisconsins 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 Wisconsin alone, the crime rate has dropped 10.03% during the first three years of the Clinton Administration. In addition, the state received over $2.2 million to combat domestic violence. 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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