Daily News columnist Bill Hammond isn’t alone in questioning the tax-cutting, business-friendly New York claims the Cuomo administration has been making in its latest TV ad campaign.

“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough isn’t buying it, either. Consider this exchange between the former congressman and one of the show’s frequent commentators, Steve Rattner, which took place earlier today. (Rattner was on with Texas Monthly editor Erica Grieder, who just wrote a book on the Lone Star State’s booming economy).

The moment in question comes shortly after the three-minute mark in the video below. Here’s the transcript, compliments of CapTon’s Bryan Terry:

Joe: “By the way I saw a New York commercial, Steve Rattner, New York State talking about New York open for business, we’re cutting taxes, we’re cutting regulations.”

“And let me tell you something, I hope you’re shaking your head because New York needs to cut taxes, they need to cut regulations they need to be more business friendly. It is stunning comparing New York to the state of Florida, that anybody comes to start a small business.”

Rattner: “But lets take a specific example that relates to Texas. And again we can debate whether it’s right or wrong. But New York has yet to allow fracking in upstate New York. There’s a ton of natural gas in New York state, across the border in Pennsylvania, they’re drilling and fracking it. New York has not issued regulations. Governor Cuomo has not made up his mind and obviously in Texas, they drill everywhere.”

Joe: “…Well, Steve, do you really think it’s a good idea that Andrew Cuomo is dragging his feet on natural gas exploration in New York? Because I can tell you, Texas loves the fact that New York is dragging its feet. Pennsylvania loves the fact they’re dragging. Do you think that’s a good thing?”

Rattner’s answer: No. But he was pressing Grieder on whether all of Texas’ success has come at the price of lax regulations that are taking a toll on the environment – especially when it comes to drilling.

Her short answer: No.

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