However vulnerable, poor and disabled people who are younger are penalised for having one spare bedroom so I get their point.
But the truth is that the bedroom tax or as the Tories like to call it spare bedroom subsidy could only have been created by a hard-hearted right-wing government.
In December as British parliament closed up shop for the Christmas recess they gave the poor of the UK a bah humbug Christmas present. MP's voted to retain the Bedroom Tax by a small majority ensuring more poverty for some of the poorest people in the UK. The vote was called by Ed Miliband, Labour leader, but defeated as coalition partners the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats closed ranks.
As we wrote at TEK Journalism UK in December:
Among those voting to keep the bedroom tax was the right-honourable Maria Miller.
Remember her? In December 2012 Miller denied allegations of wrong-doing and kept the support of Cameron but in the end resigned following "allegations that she claimed more than £90,000 in expenses for a second home which was actually the home of her parents. This so-called second home is a large detached property. Her expense claims were for the mortgage and other costs".
Nadhim Zahawi also supported the bedroom tax and thinks it should stay but he hit headlines in 2013 for the wrong reasons. His expense claims included "expenses for electricity to supply his stables and a mobile home in the stable yard"!
"Mr Zahawi claimed some £6,000 in the year up to March. Mr Zahawi said the watchdog, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, had included claims for the previous year and the figure was nearer £4,000. In a statement issued on Saturday, he said: "I have been looking into this matter further and can confirm that all claims for heating fuel relate purely to my second home. “However, I have made a mistake with my electricity claims".
"On investigation I have discovered that electricity for a mobile home located in the stable yard, and electricity for the stables themselves, was linked to my house. "Whilst a meter was installed in the stable yard, I have only been receiving one bill; it was wrong to assume I was receiving two and to have not checked this sooner. "I am mortified by this mistake and apologise unreservedly for it. I will obviously be paying back any money that was wrongly claimed immediately."
Remember Andrew Mitchell the man at the heart of Plebgate? He also voted to keep the bedroom tax.
In December police launched an investigation into House of Lords expenses after it was revealed "Tory peer Lord Hanningfield claimed a £300 a day allowance for days he merely showed up, briefly". And a week before our December report we learned members of the Lords were up in arms at the thought that their champagne budget would be cut -- Champagne Lords and Ladies give public the finger we wrote.
We could go on, and on but you get the point?
The conclusion has to be the Bedroom Tax is unfair from start to finish. Rather than consider applying it to pensioners scrap it once and for all, get some cheap social housing in place in London and house MPs there saving the country a huge amount of money.
No second home allowance, champagne budgets, cash-for-questions just a decent wage for a decent day's work.
"What if pensioners paid the bedroom tax? What if the Bedroom Tax is scrapped and politicians stop screwing the system might be a fairer question.