President Clinton Has Delivered on His PromisesMaking Colorado a Better Place to Live and Work. President Clinton has been a leader on the issues the people of Colorado care about. President Clinton has delivered:
A Growing Economy: Unemployment in Colorado has dropped from 6.2% to 4.1%. 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: 259,200 new jobs created in Colorado in 43 months under President Clinton 49% more than during the entire previous four years; 10.5 million new jobs created nationally. 99,000 workers in Colorado will benefit from President Clinton's signing of the minimum wage increase bill this September. Stronger Families: The Family and Medical Leave Act protects 564,000 workers in Coloradoallowing 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. Increased Access to Education: 315,000 students in Colorado can benefit from the Presidents reformed student loan program. More than 8,576 students benefited from $35 million in Head Start funding. And Colorado will receive over $9 million in Goals 200 funding. Cut the Deficit in Half: Reducing the burden of national debt for every Colorado family of four by $15,000. A Tax Cut: By expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, the President cut taxes for 172,000 working families in Colorado and 15 million working families nationwide. In addition, 23,578 Colorado small businesses will receive a tax cut this year becaue President Clinton expanded the annual expensing allowance from $10,000 to $17,500. Pension and Health Care Coverage: 115,000 Colorado workers will be offered expanded pension coverage because President Clinton signed the Retirement Savings and Security Act. In Colorado, as many as 325,000 families with a worker who changed lost or left a job with health insurance will be guarnteed 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 500 police officers to Colorados streets. Three Strikes and Youre Out, the Brady Bill, the Assault Weapons Ban, and community policing are working. Our nations crime rate is down and dropped almost 11% in Colorado alone during the President's first two years. The number of murders reported has dropped 8%one of the largest drops in three decades. Because of the Brady Bill, felons, fugitives and stalkers were refused 7,625 times from illegaly purchasing handguns in Colorado. Fewer People on Welfare: 27,168 fewer people in Colorado are on Welfare (AFDC) and 20,738 fewer people are on food stamps. In addition, tougher child support enforcement collects nearly $34 million more -- an increase of 58% since FY 1992. 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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