NewsMakers: Trey Radel
Who’s leading in Washington?
NewsMakers: Brian Bigelow
Should employers such as Arthrex get subsidies ...
NewsMakers: Karen Harrington
GOP challenger for the Miami U.S. House ...
National and local politics are in the spotlight.
Guests and issues on “Naples Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle’’ Sunday morning at 10 on ABC7 include:
Karen Harrington of Davie, GOP challenger for the Miami U.S. House seat (District 20) now held by the chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz;
Trey Radel, morning talk show host, Fox News Radio 92.5: who’s leading in Washington?
Brian Bigelow, Lee County commissioner: Should employers as Arthrex get subsidies to come to Lee?
Here are highlights of the Sunday show.
Other text and video highlights are available at naplesnews.com/newsmakers.
Lytle: Given what we know so far about the debt ceiling debate, what have we learned about national politics and Washington?
Radel: I think that we’re learning once again that nobody wants to tackle any of our serious problems — not the Republicans and certainly not the Democrats.
As I’ve expressed time and time again, on this show and on my show, I am almost as frustrated with Republicans as I am with Democrats.
What we’re looking at ... maybe, a little bit ... we’re getting a little bit from the (John) Boehner plan, which is a two-vote process to, yes, raise the debt ceiling and make some cuts — there were some miscalculations with that but that’s another story — but he does also want to tackle our real problems, like funding our entitlement programs.
There can be no sacred cows — we need to cut, yes, even defense, and of course all the other entitlement programs that are getting something like a trillion a year.
Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Defense, all them.
We need to recalibrate and refocus the way we do government in this country.
Also discussed Sunday at 10 on ABC7: Reader’s question about his “liberal’’ TV news past; will Connie Mack IV rethink the U.S. Senate race?; why is the political atmosphere different on the Lee and Collier County commissions?