August 17, 2016

Feelings vs. facts: Why policies based on emotions are costing us millions

Rebel Staff
 

Ezra's on vacation this week, so broadcaster Jerry Agar is guest hosting. Tonight, he starts off talking about why so many people base their political decisions on feelings rather than facts:

A problem we deal with in political discussion is the fact that people often mistake feelings for thought.

Politically it is a dangerous phenomenon, as too often simplistic messages that touch people’s emotions win the day, at great cost to society.

It’s frustrating for people on the right, as the left is usually good at winning this game of emotional one-upsmanship.

I’ll show you what I mean by looking at the difference between Tim Hudak’s promises and Rob Ford’s — and asking you which city in Canada is the most dangerous...

NEXT: Author and broadcaster Tarek Fatah joins Jerry in studio to talk about Donald Trump's call for a ban on sharia law, and the Ontario PC health critic Jeff Yurek calls for the province's Health Minister to be fired.

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commented 2016-08-19 17:20:07 -0400
True Islam is violent and anti “infidel”. Read their holy book. Tarik Fatah is a nice man but he is wrong about Islam…..
commented 2016-08-19 13:16:25 -0400
The biggest opponents to introducing some private health care in Canada are union members – both public and private sector – who ironically have the most generous private insurance plans in the country. They would be the people which could access the new system more easily than regular working folks. In a simple twist, their jobs would not be sacrificed in any way since there will always be people using the public system.
commented 2016-08-19 00:43:09 -0400
they should be fired same with the sask party health minister. Brought in lean and cost 200+ million dollars loss in one year for nothing. Consulting cost. USA can not tell us how to run hospitals for the masses.
commented 2016-08-18 11:22:38 -0400
- “Progressives” seldom have facts so they have to rely on emotions to sell their many scams.

- “Progressives” will call anyone, like Trump, that opposes their idiotic policies racist. They go to it by default.

- Keep the doctors – dump the Liberals. We need doctors much more than we need crooked politicians.
commented 2016-08-18 09:50:23 -0400
Robert Dick – I agree with your comment. It’s in a person’s actions that you determine whether they are good or not. Liars will say anything, and Tarek should know this by now. The more I hear him speak, the more I question his true beliefs.
commented 2016-08-18 07:34:16 -0400
What Tarek had to say was all fine and good – but meaningless. “Asking” a person if they are good or bad isn’t quite what I would call a sound vetting process. Hell, if that’s all it takes then why do we even have passports or driver’s licenses? We can save a lot of money and just base it all on the honor system.
commented 2016-08-18 05:42:22 -0400
It is so obvious that parents don’t teach their children to “think with their heads not their hearts”. anymore.
The lefties have been good at the brainwashing techniques.
And it probably all started during the seal hunt protests when men were making a living feeding their families with no other work available.. The Seal harvest have been an annual thing for many many years until an overly sensitive bunny hugging tree lover almost choked on their granola when they heard about such a thing existed and needed they’re immediate attention and this is what happens when you legitimize insanity.
commented 2016-08-18 02:13:26 -0400
I have to add-why the hell is it always others who have to pay for their damn feelings anyways? If you have liberal guilt then go volunteer somewhere or give a penance form your own damn pocket.
commented 2016-08-18 02:12:05 -0400
Title is so true. The left acts on their feelings , stupid or not, and they hate facts if they do not suit what they are feeling. Running anything like that is ridiculous, much less a government.
commented 2016-08-18 02:09:54 -0400
Jay the Rebel is about reality and dealing with it.
commented 2016-08-18 01:33:49 -0400
Oh look there’s Jay Kelly again; a walking sandwich board, featuring ad hominem attacks veiled in concern, and spouting vacuous aphorisms: “emotions are good and genuine”…‘eating is good and life preserving’…‘the sun makes many children happy during summer’…

Yet from all this, it seems that Jay Kelly is hurt and angry…that The Rebel is Unstoppable.
commented 2016-08-17 23:09:28 -0400
I should be careful not to criticize Ezra Levant during his vacation. The truth is that The Rebel is a “policy based on emotion”.

The fall of SunMedia as a conservative television outlet hurt Levant personally. The emotion was not one of revenge but rather one of trying to do what is right.

With the collapse of SunMedia Ezra Levant had to act on emotion. He was hurt and angry.

The emotions are good, and genuine. No shame in acting on them.
commented 2016-08-17 21:14:02 -0400
It is so obvious that parents don’t teach their children to “think with their heads not their hearts”. anymore.
The lefties have been good at the brainwashing techniques.
And it probably all started during the seal hunt protests when men were making a living feeding their families with no other work available.. The Seal harvest have been an annual thing for many many years until and until an overly sensitive bunny hugging tree lover almost choked on their granola when they heard about such a thing and this is what happens when you legitimize insanity.
commented 2016-08-17 21:12:01 -0400
GERRY , great interview with TAREK FATAH

If the Ontario doctors start throwing their weight around and the the public starts " feeling " more pain , maybe they will reconsider their voting habits— NOT !! , they will vote them in again, it ain’t gonna stop un till they’re totally bankrupt with no lenders
commented 2016-08-17 20:44:58 -0400
Feelings. Jesus never spoke about feelings. Truth and suffering. Pain is a feeling. You’re body’s way of telling you you’re still alive
commented 2016-08-17 20:28:58 -0400
People are selfish.

Ontario has about 1.2M government employees. There are 4.5M private sector workers.
Do the math, and that means the taxes of 3.3 people needs to pay for the salary and benefits of 1 single government employee. We haven’t even factored in the cost of delivering services like infastructure, health care, education etc.

Does anyone see how flawed this ratio is???

But, just like the politicians, government employees only think about themselves and to hell with anyone else.