President Clinton Has Delivered on His PromisesMaking New Jersey a Better Place to Live and Work. President Clinton has been a leader on the issues the people of New Jersey care about. President Clinton has delivered:
A Growing Economy: Unemployment in New Jersey has dropped: 7.9% to 6.1%. 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: 165,700 new jobs created in New Jersey in 43 months under President Clinton after losing jobs during the previous four years; 10.5 million jobs created nationally. Over the next two years, 133,000 workers in New Jersey will benefit from the minimum wage increase that the President signed. In addition small businesses received a total of $236.5 million in loan guarantees which will help to create or sustain nearly 9,933 jobs in New Jersey over the next four years. Of these loans, 248 went to women-owned businesses. Stronger Families: The Family and Medical Leave Act protects 1.4 million workers in New Jerseyallowing 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, the number of people on welfare is declining. 66,502 fewer people are on welfare in the state and 4,964 fewer people are on food stamps. Tougher child support enforcement collects nearly $108 million more -- an increase of 29% since FY 1992. Increased Access to Education: 770,600 students in New Jersey can benefit from the Presidents reformed student loan program. 13,016 students benefited from Head Start funding and New Jersey will receive over $19 million in funding for the Goals 2000 academic achievement program. Cut the Deficit in Half: Reducing the burden of national debt for every New Jersey family of four by $15,000. A Tax Cut: By expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, the President cut taxes for over 350,000 working families in New Jersey and 15 million working families nationwide. President Clinton provided 35,676 New Jersey small businesses with a 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 2,039 police officers to New Jerseys 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. The crime rate decreased almost 8% alone in New Jersey and the state received over $3.2 million to combat domestic violence and sexual assault. Pension and Health Care Coverage: Because President Clinton signed the Retirement Savings and Security Act, 300,000 workers in New Jersey for small businesses will be offered expanded opportunity for pension coverage. In New Jersey, as many as 427,000 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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