Journalists aren't supposed to say "gay marriage" or "same-sex marriage" anymore--we're supposed to say "marriage equality" because focus groups hate gays and gay sex. But anyhoo...
Joe Nocera of The New York Times took a look at the policies of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and basically concluded that apart from Cuomo supporting same-sex marriage, they're basically the same person:
Even before taking office, for instance, Cuomo gave an interview to Nick Confessore of The Times laying out his strategy for countering "the well-financed labor unions he believes have bullied previous governors and lawmakers into making bad decisions."
He proposed cutting billions from Medicaid, and instituting medical malpractice reform, which would limit what patients could get in malpractice cases.
His first budget squeezed savings from schools, health care and social services. He initially opposed extending a so-called millionaires' tax (though, eventually, he grudgingly conceded). He has called for tuition increases at the State University System, and for limiting retirement benefits for new city and state workers.
He has pushed through the Legislature a 2 percent cap on property tax increases -- the exact same amount as Chris Christie's property tax cap in New Jersey. Just the other day, The Times published an article about how Cuomo is attempting to consolidate power -- just as Christie is accused of doing in New Jersey.