President Clinton Has Delivered on His PromisesMaking California a Better Place to Live and Work. President Clinton has been a leader on the issues the people of California care about. President Clinton has delivered:
A Growing Economy: Unemployment in California has dropped from 9.7% to 7.0%. 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: 704,900 new private-sector jobs created in California in the last 43 months under President Clinton after 57,900 lost during the previous four years; 10.5 million jobs created nationally. Stronger Families: The Family and Medical Leave Act protects 5 million workers in Californiaallowing 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: 1.65 million students in California can benefit from the Presidents reformed student loan program. 72,650 students benefitted from Head Start funding of almost $400 million and over $92 million will fund the Goals 2000 program. Goals 2000 is a 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 California family of four by $15,000. Fewer Californians on Welfare: 75,422 fewer people are on Welfare in California, a decrease of 3% from January, '93 to June, '96. Tougher child support enforcement collects nearly $204 million more, an increase of 31% since FY 1992. A Tax Cut: By expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, the President cut taxes for 2.15 million working families in California and 15 million working families nationwide. 178,917 California small businesses will receive a tax cut this year because President Clinton expanded the the annual expensing allowing allowance from $10,000 to $17,500. Pay Increases: 605,000 minimum wage workers in California received a pay raise when President Clinton signed the minimum wage increase. 1.2 million more minimum wage workers will benefit from the increase over the next two years. Safer Streets and Communities: The Presidents Crime Bill adds 6,256 police officers to Californias streets. Three Strikes and Youre Out, 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 California, the Brady Bill has stopped felons, fugitives and stalkers 6,396 times from illegally purchasing handguns. In addition, California received over $11 million in grants to combat domestic violence. Pension and Health Care Coverage: 1.4 million California workers will be offered expanded pension coverage because President Clinton signed the Retirement Savings and Security Act. In California, as many as 1.5 million 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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