January 20, 1999


...With these four measures -- saving Social Security, strengthening Medicare, establishing USA accounts, and the long-term tax credit -- we can begin to meet the historic responsibility of our generation to establish true security for 21st Century senior citizens.

President Bill Clinton
1999 State of the Union

Today, President Clinton, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore travel to Buffalo where the President will discuss the challenges that lay ahead of us as we move into the 21st Century. The President will discuss his framework for ensuring the long-term solvency of the Social Security program, strengthening Medicare, and initiatives to help Americans save for their retirement.

A Presidential Call To Meet The Challenges Of The 21st Century. The policies of the Clinton-Gore Administration and the hard work of the American people have led to six years of strong economic growth and expanded opportunity for more Americans. President Clinton is challenging us to seize this unique opportunity to meet the great challenges that face us as we begin the 21st Century.

Strengthening And Preserving Social Security, Medicare And Retirement Savings. In this time of prosperity, we must address the challenge of an aging America:

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