Sundays bring us the political talk shows. If you see something interesting on one of them, jump on the comment board and talk about it. Unsurprisingly, the national budget and debt are the major topics of the week, though there’s a touch of Libya as well. According to Politico, here is the lineup for this week’s shows:
Meet the Press (NBC) — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), will talk about the national debt. Lee was elected with a Tea Party campaign, and opposes raising the debt ceiling.
This Week (ABC) — Geithner makes an appearance here, too, with four Republican House freshmen: Representatives Joe Walsh (R-IL), Renée Ellmers (R-NC), Allen West (R-FL) and Steve Sotherland (R-FL); and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, all talking about the national debt.
Face the Nation (CBS) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), whose budget plan passed the House with only Republican votes, and Senate “Gang of Six” member Mark Warner (D-VA), will talk about the future of government spending.
State of the Union (CNN) — Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), and Tea Party darling Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), will discuss budget issues. Former CIA Director Michael Hayden talks about the latest in Libya, and former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister discusses the recent spike in gasoline prices. Finally, Presidential candidate Donald Trump will talk about US foreign policy toward China and Libya.
Fox News Sunday — This week, Fox News acknowledges that Democrats also have opinions on the budget. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) talk about government spending and debt. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talks about the safety of our nation’s air transportation, after the discovery of several sleeping air traffic controllers led to the Federal Aviation Administration’s chief’s resignation.
Newsmakers (CSPAN) — House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) will most likely be talking about Libya.
Political Capital (Bloomberg TV) — White House Budget Director Jack Lew will talk budget.