Governors Christie and Cuomo: the "shared sacrifice" twins?
February 23, 2011 — Both ask for shared sacrifice. Both demand deep cuts in Medicaid. Each draws the line at having that sacrifice include an income tax surcharge on the highest income residents of the state (Governor Cuomo insists that a current surcharge should be allowed to expire; Governor Christie insists that he is not open to the enactment of one). Why would a modest additional contribution from those who could most easily afford it be deemed out of bounds?