BUT I’LL ACKNOWLEDGE THE POSSIBILITY THERE COULD BE VERY WELL BE DRAMA BEFORE THE DEADLINE.>>Bret: MIKE EMANUEL LIVE ON THE HILL. THANK YOU. YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND ALL OF YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS ARE NOW MORE THAN $21 TRILLION IN DEBT. THE U.S. PASSED THAT THRESHOLD LAST WEEK AS WE REPORTED. DEIRDRE BOLDEN OF THE FOX BUSINESS NETWORK TELLS US WHAT ALL THIS MEANS.>>THE U.S. GOVERNMENT JUST HIT A RECORD, BUT NOT ONE WITH BRAGGING RIGHTS. WE ARE IN DEBT, A LOT OF DEATH. THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SPENDS A MUCH MORE THAN IT TAKES IN. DURING PRESIDENT OBAMA’S TENURE, THE NATIONAL DEBT NEARLY DOUBLED. DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS AGREED TO GOVERNMENT BAILOUTS OF NUMEROUS INDUSTRIES AFTER THE 2008 FINANCIAL CRISIS. THIS PAST YEAR, THERE WERE A DOZEN LARGE-SCALE STORMS, COMBINED, THE COST OF RESPONDING AND REBUILDING WAS ABOUT $200 BILLION. WHILE FEW CITIZENS FIND FAULT WITH THE REASONING, THE MONEY IS STILL SPENT. RECENTLY PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED FOR MORE MONEY FOR DEFENSE, SUPPORTING THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS AND FUNDING THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND OTHER AGENCIES. SOME POLITICIANS SAY THERE IS A LIMIT TO WHAT THE COUNTRY CANNOT AFFORD.>>THE GREATEST THREAT TO OUR NATION AS WE OURSELVES. IT IS OUR INABILITY TO DEAL WITH THE FISCAL ISSUES THAT WE HAVE A THE NATION HAD.>>THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE DAN COATS HAS SAID THAT WASHINGTON’S LACK OF FISCAL DISCIPLINE UNDERMINES NATIONAL SECURITY.