President Clinton Has Delivered on His PromisesMaking Connecticut a Better Place to Live and Work. President Clinton has been a leader on the issues the people of Connecticut care about. President Clinton has delivered:
A Growing Economy: Unemployment in Connecticut has dropped from 6.6% to 4.7%. 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: 50,200 new jobs created in Connecticut under President Clinton after 139,700 jobs lost during the previous four years; 10.5 million jobs created nationally. 76,000 workers in Connecticut will have their wages raised over the next two years because President Clinton signed the minimum wage increase bill. Stronger Families: The Family and Medical Leave Act protects 670,000 workers in Connecticutallowing 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. 13,400 fewer people are on welfare in Connecticut and tougher child support enforecement collected nearly $34 million more -- an increase of 40% since FY 1992. Increased Access to Education: 539,800 students in Connecticut can benefit from the Presidents reformed student loan program. 5,625 students benefited from Head Start funding and over $7 million will go to the Goals 2000 academic achievement program in Connecticut. Cut the Deficit in Half: Reducing the burden of national debt for every Connecticut family of four by $15,000. A Tax Cut: By expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, the President cut taxes for 84,400 working families in Connecticut and 15 million working families nationwide. He also provided over 17,195 small businesses in Connecticut with at tax cut this year by expanding the annual expensing allowance from $10,000 to $17,500. Safer Streets and Communities: The Presidents Crime Bill adds 396 new police officers to Connecticuts 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 drops in three decades. The crime rate decreased 9.9% in Connecticut alone. In addition, the state received over $1.6 million to combat domestic violence and sexual assault. Pension and Health Coverage: Under the Clinton Administration, 157,000 Connecticut workers will be offered expanded pension coverage because of the Retirement Savings and Security Act. 199,000 citizens in families with a worker who has 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. 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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