Pres. Clinton's State of the Union messages to Congress, 1994-2000
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Excerpts from State of the Union speeches by President Bill Clinton:
- January 25, 1994
- January 24, 1995
- January 23, 1996
- February 4, 1997
- January 27, 1998
- January 19, 1999
- January 27, 2000
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Budget & Economy|
Zero deficit, not 11 zeroes, for first time in 30 years.
Women should get equal pay for equal work.
DARE to have drug-free schools.
Goals 2000: public school choice & character education.
America Reads initiative: one million volunteer tutors.
National crusade: educate for 21st century knowledge economy.
Proven formula: higher standards & more accountability.
Energy & Oil|
Tax incentive to produce 80 mpg superefficient cars.
Families & Children|
Parents controlling what kids watch on TV is not censorship.
No drive-through maternity; no drive-through mastectomy.
Make good on our debt to the United Nations.
Reinventing Government: cut 252,000 bureaucrats over 5 years.
Free TV time to candidates for public office.
Reinventing Government: cut $130B by shrinking departments.
Curb campaign spending & ban contributions from noncitizens.
Managed care plans save money & improve care.
Protect children from the epidemic of teen smoking.
Patients' Bill of Rights: right to know all medical options.
Principles & Values|
New Covenant: responsibility, citizenship, opportunity.
New Covenant: Opportunity and responsibility go hand in hand.
Before Social Security, being old meant being poor.
USA accounts: retirement security for the 21st century.
Increase taxes on top 1.2%; and on no one else.
Next generation Internet lets the world explore cyberspace.
War & Peace|
Today, not a single Russian missile is pointed at America.
Welfare & Poverty|
The "E" in EITC is about earning: so reduce marriage penalty.
The above quotations are from Pres. Clinton's State of the Union messages to Congress, 1994-2000.
State of the Union addresses:
- Harry Truman, 1947-1952
- Dwight Eisenhower, 1953-1960
- John Kennedy, 1961-1963
- Lyndon Johnson, 1964-1969
- Richard Nixon, 1970-1974
- Gerald Ford, 1975-1977
- Jimmy Carter, 1978-1980
- Ronald Reagan, 1982-1988
- George Bush Sr., 1990-1992
- Bill Clinton, 1994-2000
- George W. Bush: 2008
- Barack Obama: 2013