September 24, 1998


The report this morning shows that economic growth continues to raise incomes, lift millions out of poverty, and extend opportunity -- and it shows we must do more. We must use our prosperity, and the confidence it inspires, to help our hardest-pressed families to ensure continued economic growth for all Americans.

President Bill Clinton
September 24, 1998

Today, in a Rose Garden event, President Clinton will speak about the results of the Census Bureau's annual report of income and poverty, which shows that the strength of our economy is lifting family income and lowering poverty rates. The President will also renew his call for Congress to maintain our fiscal discipline, save Social Security first, and continue to invest in our people.

An Economic Plan That Supports Hard-Working Americans. President Clinton's 1993 economic plan made investing in our people, reducing our deficit, and expanding our exports the key priorities to economic success and prosperity. Five years later, our deficit is gone, and our economy continues to grow. Today's Census Report is further evidence that the President's economic plan is working for America, in 1997:

Maintaining Fiscal Discipline, Investing In Our Future. While today's report shows that the President's economic plan has benefitted many groups of Americans, there is more we must do to ensure that opportunity is extended to all -- we must maintain the strict fiscal discipline that has given us the strongest economy in a generation:

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