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Clinton Makes First Radio Address to the Nation

February 6, 1993

WASHINGTON (AP) _ On Saturday, the Clinton administration’s 18th day in office:

President Clinton made his first radio address to the nation, bracing Americans for his economic plan and promising to start at the White House by reducing ″payrolls and perks and privileges.″ As for who will pay, he said: ″We’re going to ask the most from those who have got the most and gave the least during the past dozen years - those at the top of the ladder.″


Clinton spent the afternoon at the Robert Trent Jones Country Club in Gainesville, Va. He arrived at 11 a.m. EST and hit the course with Vernon Jordan, the Washington lawyer who headed his transition team; Webb Hubbell, an Arkansas lawyer and his interim liaison to the Justice Department, and Dennis Backe. They played 18 holes and had a late lunch before Clinton left at 5 p.m. to return to the White House.

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