July 11, 2016

Guest host Jerry Agar: No new taxes, for any reason, until THIS happens first

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

I'm broadcaster Jerry Agar, sitting in for Ezra Levant, who returns tomorrow.

Toronto Mayor John Tory says he wants to raise taxes to bring the city’s public transportation system into the 21st century.

But why don’t they just cut spending and aim for efficiency instead?

I’m not just picking on one city:

On every level — municipal, provincial, federal — governments could avoid raising taxes if they’d cut wasted spending, on everything from festivals (that get corporate sponsorship anyway) and under-capacity schools, to services that could be privatized.

WATCH for all the ways I believe that governments — liberal and conservative — could save YOUR money.

NEXT I talk to Maddie Di Muccio of the York Region Taxpayers Coalition. She's a former elected official who agrees with me that too many politicians are unwilling to make tough decisions on spending. Is there any way to reform the system?

THEN: Remember postal strikes? Professor Ian Lee and I look back on those bad old days, and wonder if the Canada Post’s labour woes will impact many businesses and individuals. What's the future of public sector pension plans like the one "posties" have?

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commented 2016-07-14 20:05:12 -0400
Excellent job Jerry. I really enjoyed the show.
commented 2016-07-12 11:01:36 -0400
it’s almost like the old Sun News. happy memories . and honest reporting
commented 2016-07-12 10:47:59 -0400
Hear-hear….. excellent job Jerry Agar…….. Ezra make this talented man a permanent contributor to the Rebel……. please .
commented 2016-07-12 10:34:29 -0400
Good to see you back Jerry!….Maybe a regular?
commented 2016-07-12 00:52:17 -0400
Fire fighter, 7 months pregnant, on active duty. On what planet does that make sense? It is easy to see what her level of dedication is if she is prepared to render her crew ineffective this way.
Gives women a bad name.

It certainly makes no difference to me whether the post office goes on strike or not. I can see some small business may suffer. Probably not that workable for small business but a cheaper alternative for parcels is Grey Hound. I literally never use Canada post.

Regarding Tory, what Bill said. Great to see Jerry. A perfect guest host. How about something more permanent here at the Rebel?
commented 2016-07-12 00:08:19 -0400
Tory was/is an unimaginative ambitious political drone. He fits into any party apparatus because he has no integrity, vision or agenda other than holding office and warming the “boss” seat.

Tax and spend is about as evolved as this drone gets. You would do better electing a MacDonalds franchise manager – at least they can run a budget even though they feed you shite.
commented 2016-07-11 23:43:27 -0400
Good Job Jerry!

There should be a formula for how many Gov employees we need per capita, thereby limiting the cost of Gov and eliminating waste. Maybe the Fraser Institute can work on that for us?
commented 2016-07-11 23:07:07 -0400
The solution was called Rob Ford. Too bad common sense isn’t really that common.
Toronto has really become the joke, pathetic, idiotic, condo dwelling SJW central.
What a farce.
commented 2016-07-11 22:48:31 -0400
Good show Jerry; enjoyed it! Thanks for filling in!
commented 2016-07-11 22:07:39 -0400
Give me a J
Give me a E
Give me a R
Give me a R
Give me a Y

Whatta ya got? JERRY!
Say it again. JERRY!
commented 2016-07-11 21:16:41 -0400
great show Jerry…good to see you.
commented 2016-07-11 21:12:45 -0400
Nice to see you again JERRY , you’ll be back
Very learning interview with IAN
Unbelievable—- social justice pigs in control, -——- you guys out there , have you all been neutered?????
commented 2016-07-11 21:07:50 -0400
Canadians like big governments. The evidence is in the elections. See if any libertarian candidate gets elected.

Limited Government. To protect rights, individuals form governments. But government is a dangerous institution. Libertarians have a great antipathy to concentrated power, for as Lord Acton said, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Thus they want to divide and limit power, and that means especially to limit government, generally through a written constitution enumerating and limiting the powers that the people delegate to government. Limited government is the basic political implication of libertarianism, and libertarians point to the historical fact that it was the dispersion of power in Europe — more than other parts of the world — that led to individual liberty and sustained economic growth.
commented 2016-07-11 21:07:15 -0400
23 states are now suing the Obama administration for overstepping their authority to legislate bathroom privileges to anyone who chooses to cross
commented 2016-07-11 21:04:58 -0400
Agreed, no new tax money until they make needed cuts to government waste – expect much wailing & gnashing of teeth from all levels of government if there’s any attempt to implement it though.

The post office has become more & more irrelevant with every passing year. Defined benefit plans were okay when people only lived a few years past retirement but now people can live a couple decades or more past retirement & defined benefit plans are way too expensive.

So this pregnant firefighter is putting her life, the life of her child & the lives of the public at risk & nobody can say anything because it would be seen as discrimination? This country gets more screwed up by the day.
commented 2016-07-11 20:44:50 -0400
I wish I’d never heard that word “Orwellian”. Ignorance is bliss, evidenced by the walking dead of society. Orwells insight is a critical reality today
commented 2016-07-11 20:44:42 -0400
Hi Jerry Agar: Just miss you so much from Sun News Network. What a pleasure to see you today, sitting in for Ezra Levant. Just like him, you are a fountain of commonsense. Hope to see you again on The Rebel!
commented 2016-07-11 20:28:03 -0400
like your radio program ,maybe you can do a monthly bit on the rebel. sure would be nice.
commented 2016-07-11 20:13:45 -0400
Really good to see you Jerry!