Big mystery why Gov. Paterson never even considered a 'millionaires tax'.
No mystery. He's trying to establish himself as a business-friendly moderate so he stays viable as a candidate for Governor after a career as a liberal. Pataki got away with saying he wasn't raising taxes while he jacked up every fee in the joint for 12 years -- Patterson is hoping to do the same. Shelly Silver is the only one asking for the millionaires tax and who might put the brakes on the tolls.