New Yorkers pay highest local taxes. Gee, ya think? Wonder what Sen. George Maziarz will have to say about this … let me guess, it’s all Sheldon Silver’s fault, right? Please note the last sentence in the story: “A spokesperson for Gov. George Pataki was not immediately available for comment.” Of course, it’s not ALL Pataki’s fault … and Silver is HARDLY without blame. But you’d think that a state has a Republican governor and a Republican senate would have lower taxes. That is a Republican principle, isn’t it? Or is this all Mario Cuomo’s fault?