See, this is the problem when you want to run for federal office and talk about all the federal things that all the federal electeds talk about. Somebody might remember what you had the chance to do - and didn't - with the power you already have.
Joe Kyrillos tried to distance himself a little from Veepster Paul Ryan, and his dark-soul budget (which isn't playing well). Kyrillos told The Record's Herb Jackson he'd be willing to support tax increases on the wealthy. You know, if they were "smart" tax increases.
But Linda Greenstein remembers when Kyrillos had the chance to do that, and didn't. So she just invited Kyrillos to co-sponsor the Millionaire's Tax, which she sponsored and he voted against, and Christie vetoed when it passed. Will he make good? Greenstein:
"If Senator Kyrillos has truly seen the light and now understands that the wealthy must carry their fair share of the tax burden, then I want to be the first to say, 'Put your legislative action where your mouth is. For too long, New Jersey's middle class has been footing the bill for government programs, services and paying down our deficit, while the wealthiest among us received tax breaks. Until now, Joe Kyrillos has accepted this status quo, but now he agrees that is not acceptable to New Jersey's middle class."
"I want to provide Senator Kyrillos with a great opportunity to prove that his break from one of the most definitive parts of the Ryan budget is NOT just a snow-job to curry voters' favor. I invite him to add his name to the legislation and demonstrate his sincere commitment to 'smart' tax increases on wealthier residents for the sake of a more fair and equitable distribution of the New Jersey's tax burden."