The Blount County Director of Schools, Rob Britt, will now be the highest paid official on the Blount County government payroll, excluding the General Sessions Court Judges. He will now make $124,954.83 while the Mayor, Ed Mitchell, makes $123,727. Britt’s raise is 4.5%.
How many of you got a 4.5% raise this year? How many of you make $100,000 or more?
From The Daily Times:
“He (Compton) stated that most certified employees received between $2,600 and $2,700.”
How many of you got a $2,600 raise this year? How many of you have a gravy train health care plan for $25 or a family plan for $125-175?
Do your public servants listen to you?
Are they serving your or their own interests and the interests of their friends and family?
Are you public servants aware that Blount County is the only county in the region where pay hasn’t kept up with the rate of inflation?
If they know, do they care?
If they care, how to they explain these pay raises when the taxpayers aren’t keeping up with the rate of inflation?
If they don’t care, what are you going to do about it?
If we can’t even clean up our own back yard, how are we ever going to clean the mess in Washington DC up?
Suggestions: The next time you have the opportunity to vote these people out, seize that opportunity. Please get involved in the campaigns of good candidates. If there is no good candidate in your district, pick up a petition and run for office.