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Clinton Says GOP Tax Cut Risky

July 21, 1999

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Clinton said today that Republican tax cuts amount to ``fiscal risk-taking″ that would squander hard-won economic prosperity.

As the House prepared to vote on a $792 billion tax cut, the president said in a East Room news conference that he supports tax cuts but only ones that allow for spending on education, national defense and health care. Americans want ``tax cuts in the national interest, not special interests,″ he said.

``If Congress passes the wrong kind (of tax cut), of course I will not sign it,″ he said. ``I will not allow a risky plan to become law.″

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