F451, you deflect the issue and fall into the stereotype I describe.
The simple fact is you cannot, no matter how you cut it or try to justify it, stand up and defend a person on high income living in social housing AND receiving a subsidy for their rent.
I have no problem with Bob Crow living where he does, if he wants to pretend he's one of the people, with his smart car, suits, expense account and all the other trappings of his office, he can play the citizen king as much as he likes, we all know the truth. Same goes for Frank Field, Baroness Udin was just greedy, plain and simple.
My issue is that these people, who earn more than a kings ransom, who are in the top 1% of earners, still expect to receive state aid for their rent because they were once, a very, very long time ago, entitled to it.
You can deflect the issue as much as you like, you can try to draw attention away from the real issue here, of the very well off receiving state handouts.
If Bob Crow were dodging his taxes, because he has the money to pay for the clever accountants, you would castigate him. You would demand he pays his fair share, and THAT is the point. When it comes to his rent, he IS NOT paying his fair share.
And it is THAT that I cannot excuse.