Recently, Erie County Executive Dennis Gorski proposed a three-year freeze on county property taxes. While I applaud his attempt to hold taxes in check, I feel his real mission should be to reduce taxes, not just freeze them.
It's a well-known fact that Western New York has some of the highest taxes in the country. It is no wonder our educated young people are leaving in droves. I find the timing of Mr. Gorski's pledge somewhat suspect, since elections are just around the corner.
Mr. Gorski's ability to keep his promises is also suspect. I remember his promise to remove the additional 1 percent sales tax once the $70 million debt he inherited was paid in full. That debt was paid off years ago and despite pleas for its removal, the sales tax increase still remains.
If he can't keep a simple promise like that, how are we to put any trust in his latest pledge?
Kenneth M. Gates Eden