It is my hope that the voters of Western New York remember this November that it wasn't only the Erie County Legislature but also the State Legislature that caused the budget mess in Erie County. Sen. Paul Tokasz and Assemblyman Dale Volker slapped us in the face. The state budget may be on time, however, we can't afford it. I hope the voters tell them they are fired. They may have taken care of members of Local 1199, but the rest of us also vote.