President Clinton Has Delivered on His PromisesMaking Delaware a Better Place to Live and Work. President Clinton has been a leader on the issues the people of Delaware care about. President Clinton has delivered:
A Growing Economy: Unemployment has dropped from 6.4% to 4.2% in Delaware. 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: Nearly 15 1/2 times as many private-sector jobs created per year in Delaware under President Clinton as during the previous four years, for a total of 31,000 new jobs; 10.5 million new jobs created nationally. 20,000 workers in Delaware will benefit from the minimum wage increase signed by President Clinton. 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. Stronger Families: The Family and Medical Leave Act protects 147,000 workers in Delawareallowing 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. In Delaware, 4,452 fewer people are on welfare and 2,222 fewer people are on food stamps. In addition, tougher child support enforcement collects nearly $6 million more -- an increase of nearly 22% since FY 1993. Increased Access to Education: 41,700 students in Delaware can benefit from the Presidents reformed student loan program. 1,574 students benefited from Head Start funding and almost $3 million will go to fund the Goals 2000 academic achievement program. Cut the Deficit in Half: Reducing the burden of national debt for every Delaware family of four by $15,000. A Tax Cut: By expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, the President cut taxes for 36,050 working families in Delaware and 15 million working families nationwide. In Delaware, 2,887 small businesses will receive a tax cut this year because President Clinton expanded the annual expensing allowance from $10,000 to $17,500. Safer Streets and Communities: The Presidents Crime Bill adds 257 police officers to Delawares 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. Delaware has received $746,000 in grants to combat domestic violence and sexual assault. Pension and Health Coverage: Under the Clinton Administration, 32,000 Delaware workers will be offered expanded pension coverage due to the Retirement Savings and Security Act. 53,000 citizens 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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