"The bottom line is that Cuomo, Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Republican Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos fashioned a plan that only a hard-line ideologue could characterize as a tax hike." — New York Daily News editorial, December 7, 2011.
"Albany Tax Deal To Raise Rate for Highest Earners." — New York Times front page headline, December 7, 2011.
Oh, those anti-tax ideologues writing the headlines over at the New York Times!