"Someone's asking you to pay for what you use, and you bitch and whine like a baby?"
I agree, this is exactly the question you need to be asking the cartels. Why do they have such a problem paying for what they use? They use our capital, but refuse to pay for it by investing in new infrastructure. Fucking babies.
As for your belief that "equality = getting some other sucker to pay for my big fat lunch", well...it's clear to me that you subscribe to the cartel mindset and propaganda.
Me, I believe that equality is where everyone pays for what they use, and nobody gets to double dip. So Netflix pays their ISP. Their ISP pays for peering. We pay our ISP.
Nowhere does our ISP get to charge Netflix. I'm paying my ISP for bits to move across the network. They don't get to charge me more or less depending on whose bits they are. They don't get to charge Netflix - or anyone else - to make their bits go faster than those of others.
Equality is where everyone pays for what they use. Netflix pays for their bandwidth. End users pay for their bandwidth. And ISPs invest in new infrastructure.
Nobody gets a free ride. Not the cartels, or their whiny baby bitches either.