(Extensions of Remarks - June 20, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1094-E1095]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                           HON. MIKE COFFMAN

                              of colorado

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 20, 2012

  Mr. COFFMAN of Colorado. Mr. Speaker, on January 20, 2009, the day 
President Obama took office, the national debt was 
  Today, it is $15,784,676,619,110.62. We've added 
$5,157,799,570,197.54 to our debt in just over 3 years. This is debt 
our nation, our economy, and our children could have avoided with a 
balanced budget amendment.
  On this day in 1782, the Great Seal of the United States was adopted. 
This seal represents the freedom that we as Americans so

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cherish. Let us not relinquish the freedom depicted by our seal by 
shackling ourselves to the national debt.