Burrell is still out there stumping for tax increases while claiming he has made more cuts in the budget then any other in the metro area.
He has schmoozed up to an unknown AJC reporter hiding behind the AJC PolitiFact Georgia. The article goes into detail about the amount of money cut from various budgets throughout the metro area. What the reporter and the article fails to point out, is the massive amount of people employed by Dekalb County compared to others. It also fails to point out the total budget dollar amount of Dekalb.
A government budget is no different than a business or household budget. Except for the power to tax, it simply is money in versus money going out.
A statement that Burrell makes gets get under our skin and makes us want to scream. Ellis says "Realistically, we cannot solve our budget problems with a “cuts-only” approach." What the hell does he think we have been doing for the last 5 years?
We don't have the power to increase our income Mr. C.E.O., except by seeking a better paying jog. Who are you getting your financial advice from, Sharon Sutton?
Click here to read Burrell's letter to DeKalb employees.