Looking at Macfarlane's pathetic speech, its so full of boastful claims and downright lies, but here is the biggest one:
This translates to a Blue Cross bill averaging $22,000 per year for each union employee – nearly twice the industry average – and twice that of non-union TriMet employees.
This number the media has thrown out over and over.
It started at $1,600 a month for every employee;
Then it went to $1,800 for every employee;
A complete lie, my FAMILY blue cross is $1,600/mo.
There are many SINGLE EMPLOYEES who's blue cross is $1,200.
There are MANY employees who have KAISER, which is substantially less than Blue Cross.
Yet Macfarlane, master of half truths and distortions, attempts to paint the picture that TriMet is paying $22,000 for EACH EMPLOYEE!
A DOWNRIGHT LIE.
Michael Levine sums up the truth about Macfarlane HERE!