"besides a few voices in the wilderness, no one much has had the courage to call the proposal what it is: a massive redistribution of wealth."
No, a massive distribution of wealth is what is going on with the current tax system today -- the proposed reform would correct this.
Yes, estimating what share of HRM services are consumed by each property is hard, but reasonable estimates can and should be made.
As for the reform resulting is a demand for fewer services, this would only happen if the services being paid for weren't desired or worth their price -- in which case we should be demanding they be removed or improved.
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