Clinton Announces Refusal to Accept Current Budget in Radio Speech

President Clinton stated in his weekly radio address Saturday that, unless Republicans soften budget cuts in education and health care for the poor, “there is nothing more for us to talk about.” His wording suggests that unless Republicans make changes to the current budget bill, Clinton plans to veto it. In response to Republican threats to refuse to raise the federal debt limit if Clinton vetoes the budget bill, he also commented that, “I’m not about to give into that kind of blackmail, so Congress should simply stop playing political games with the full faith and credit of the United States of America.”


Source: The Washington Post - October 29, 1995, A1

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