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Eye opener for April 17, 2024: Should you provide service in areas you can't live?

Of course I'm being hyperbolic with the title of this post. Maybe the question should be "Shouldn't you be allowed to charge more for service based on the price at which someone's home was last purchased?" This would not be based on property taxes or HOA fees because we all know that those fees and taxes have been over inflated in recent years. If however, one looks at the last price paid for a home, a trades person can get a better idea of which tax bracket the most recent home buyer resides. This would make sense because, while a family may live in a neighborhood with million-dollar home listings, that doesn't mean that homeowner paid millions for their home. Maybe the homeowner's family has lived there for generations. Maybe their grandparents paid $40,000 dollars for the home back in the 50's. As for the new neighbors who bought the house next door for a million dollars, they should pay more for service.

And, yes I understand that someone living in a generational home may being making a six or seven figure income, charging more based on the last price at which a home sold would only be one metric to determine a service rate. Perhaps someone could create a service that looks at several factors to determine the multiplier for various house calls. And, before anyone complains about the loss of privacy that such a service would represent, I would say we're well past the point at which intrusive knowledge of one's life is problematic. When our appliances know when it's time to restock on milk and replace the water filter, we have no privacy. As for any argument that would claim this to be an unfair tax on the rich, I would point to the unfair taxes that the poor have had to endure forever. When you go to an ATM to make a withdraw, the poor pay $2.50, 3.50 or whatever the bank charges to take out as little as $10. With a charge of $2.50 that's a 25% cost. Now, when a wealthier person withdraws $500, that same $2.50 charge only represents a 0.05 percent cost. The same service is being provided but the percentage of cost to these two customers is quite different. Why shouldn't this be the case for all services provided with the percentage of costs going in the other direction? Let's create that service and lobby for laws that allow service providers to make money commiserate to the wealth of their clientele. It only makes sense in a time in which equality of opportunity seems so important. Let's give the rich their equal shot at paying for things based on the wealth they've accumulated. We could sell it as a status symbol to pay ten times more for their plumbing needs.

In 2018, I wrote a book highlighting the problems Humanity would face if more power, wealth, and control was funneled to a small group of elite individuals, groups, or organizations. In my book, I provided solutions (from myself and others) to the inevitable problems and also a means for the Public to analyze, compare, and contrast the words and deeds of those we choose to follow against reality. In my book Solutions: Enough complaining. Let's fix America.

In "Solutions...", I provide the means for readers to disseminate information as provided by their news sources of choice, their elected officials, and any other authority they choose to follow. The book also offers a means to hold their leaders up, not just to a higher standard than is currently accepted but to one that would improve their lives and the lives of those for whom they care.

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