They all learned how to spend money from Portland's world famous transit system Trimet!
The national leader in wasting tax payers money!
The difference is that this sort of thing is accepted in the weird world of "cool" Portlandia
|Michael Ford lives well off the tax payers|
The public is oblivious to the luxury that is afforded the sociopaths that are in charge of America's transit systems.
The 'executives', which are basically a private club ,think they are entailed to six figure salaries, six figure pensions and unlimited expense accounts to attend all sort of seminars all over the USA and even foreign travel in some cases.
Right here in Portland we all know the luxury afforded to former Trimet general manager Fred Hansen with his $204k/year pension. And current general manager Neil Mcfarlane has his nice $230k salary with a guaranteed $156k/yr pension when he decides he wants to quit. What people don't realize is that his board of sock puppets also hand him a $66,000 expense account!
While these transit executives live like kings they have skillfully portrayed their union employees who are the ones who are greedy, getting things like health care for example.
The American public,as stupid as they are, can't see the forest from the trees.