The gaping holes in Cuomo’s response to Goodwin




In a letter to the appropriate, Gov. Andrew Cuomo responds passionately to Michael Goodwin’s Sunday column faulting the gov and completely different politicians for his or her unrelenting hostility to the first president from New York since FDR.

Passionately, nonetheless not persuasively: We stand with our intrepid columnist.

In specializing in his supposed efforts to work with President Trump, the gov dodges Goodwin’s central stage about native pols’ brutal treatment of the prez. And even then, Cuomo’s claims don’t preserve up.

He doesn’t stage to efforts to, say, uncover a middle ground on immigration enforcement — on account of he didn’t search any such compromise. Even New York’s cooperation with the feds on menaces like MS-13 has come on the county stage on Long Island.

No, each half Cuomo cites as an effort to work with Trump boils down to a bunch of requests for money, plus a gripe in regards to the capping of the federal deduction for state and native taxes.

And when the gov claims that the SALT cap is the one tax hike New Yorkers have seen on his watch (in actuality, most seen a web tax scale back), he ignores a minimum of one important hit beneath President Barack Obama: the extra 3.6 p.c levied on incomes over $400,000 after 2012 — which slams a number of the equivalent taxpayers as a result of the SALT restricts.

Most of all, the gov neglects to level out how he has come to use every different to badmouth the prez — even signing laws designed to drive the discharge of Trump’s (and efficiently solely Trump’s) private tax information.

When you insult him, use him as an advertising and marketing marketing campaign slogan and harness your powers to harass him, you will have the ability to’s be surprised when he’s not eager to reply to your calls — which was one in all Goodwin’s particulars.




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