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?