Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn’t call it “class warfare” but he didn’t immediately embrace President Obama’s plan to increase taxes on the wealthy, either.

Cuomo, at a cabinet meeting today, said he had not reviewed the multi-year deficit reduction plan announced by the president. But he stressed that Obama faces different issues in Washington than he does in Albany.

The reaction by Republicans to Obama’s tax plan has been described as “class warfare” — a phrase that billionaire Mayor Mike Bloomberg repeated earlier today in his reaction to the proposal.

The president has dubbed it the “Buffett Rule” after investor Warren Buffett, who has made a very public campaign about the super wealthy paying a higher percentage of their income in taxes.

Cuomo, a Democrat, upset the progressive wing of the Democratic Party by supporting the expiration of a surcharge on households making $250,000 or more, putting him in line with the Senate Republicans. He also opposed a similar surcharge on those making $1 million or more in order to close a $10 billion budget gap in the 2011-12 fiscal year.

The governor continues to argue that letting the tax sunset at the end of the year was in keeping with a campaign vow to not raise taxes.

“I believe it’s important for the state to say it’s going to do what it says it’s going to do,” he said.

Before the twin storms hit upstate, Cuomo this summer pivoted to jobs and the state’s economy. In particular, he has sought to reverse the poor image the state has in the business community has being high tax and high maintenance.

He is starting an advertising campaign aimed at improving the state’s business image. He also successfully pushed for a 2 percent tax cap on local governments and school districts, which was heavily pushed by business groups and lobbyists.

But, as before, Cuomo said Obama was facing different numbers and a set of circumstances than he is on the state government level.

“My point is federal tax policy is different than New York state tax policy,” Cuomo said. “I want to review the proposal, but it’s a different anaylsis.”