I am not whining here; I just want to shed some light on this issue. We all may experience things differently with different corporations, but see if this doesn't ring true. I will begin with my experience at a utility company in Redding, CA.
First of all, I do not like regressive fees and taxes in general. Well, I got my first bill from the utility and noticed two regressive fees that I want to address. The monthly garbage fee was not only flat (the same for every household) but rather outrageous. How is it fair for a single person with one income to pay the same fee that a family of say eight with two or more incomes? The monthly electric usage fee was also flat. So again, the same scenario.....how is it fair?....unless you are a conservative ideologue.
Single people already pay more (as a percentage) for many things anyway. Most of life's basics .....food is higher per unit volume for smaller amounts; real estate is more per square foot for smaller volumes; memberships for many clubs have a "family membership" deal that is only a small percentage (not double for two or triple for three) above the single person's rate; insurance premiums, car registration....etc.
I just would like more people to be more aware and sensitive to the built-in inequities of a blind, flat fee that subsidizes those that consume more. Those who consume more....should pay more. There are places in the world where they do have comsumption-based fees and taxes....which would at least show some thought to the concept of.....Let's do unto others as justly as is humanly possible....Or am I just a dreamer?