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AFL-CIO WILL SUPPORT CLINTON

The general board of the 14 million member AFL-CIO endorsed Democrat Bill Clinton for the presidency, then heard the nominee ridicule President Bush for his "secret plan" to revive the sluggish economy.

Clinton told the labor executives that despite a projected $400 billion federal deficit this year, Bush wants a capital gains tax cut for "the wealthy" and a broad tax cut as well - but omitted some key information.Clinton said Bush would explain his proposal this way: "We're going to pay for it with spending cuts, and I'll tell you about them in January."

"That's a typical thing for a former head of the CIA," Clinton said of one of many of the president's former positions. "Now he's got a secret plan for the economy."