When it comes to the Republican tax reform plan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, clearly has a lot to say. Two days after penning a 600-plus-word editorial to the Buffalo News, Cuomo spent nearly nine minutes during an interview with Spectrum News talking uninterrupted about how he believes the bill will hurt New York.

“It will put us at a structural disadvantage that we’ve never had before,” said Cuomo, D-New York.

We still haven’t seen the bill. House Republicans were planning to unveil it Wednesday but at the last minute, decided to postpone a day.

Part of the conversation includes finding a compromise on the State and Local Tax deduction, which many GOP members are hoping to eliminate. The governor said that would raise taxes for middle-class families in New York, where state and local taxes are among the highest, by thousands, annually.

“That plan is all bad news for the state of New York,” Cuomo said. “They call it a tax cut program. It’s not a tax cut program for New York. It’s a tax increase program for New York.”

The compromises Republicans have discussed include preserving the deduction for property taxes but eliminating it for income. That plan has been criticized by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer as a “half-baked” compromise that would still double the tax on millions of Americans.

Another proposal would preserve the deduction for middle-class families while eliminating it for higher earners. Cuomo said that goes against what Republicans in New York have been saying for years.

“The Republican doctrine, Republican dogma, is if you raise taxes on the rich you will chase them from this state, chase them from the counties to other states,” he said.  “If the rich leave and take their tax dollars with them, that means that burden falls to the remaining taxpayers, the middle class and middle class taxes will go up even more. This is math. This is not politics.”

The governor’s active effort to reach a Western New York and Southern Tier audience also does not appear to be a mistake. Cuomo has focused his ire on the two GOP congressmen from that area, Rep. Chris Collins and Rep. Tom Reed, both of whom voted in favor of the House spending bill which paved the way for the tax bill. They were the only two New York Republicans to do so.

“Why would seven Republican Congress people buck their president and their congressional leaders unless it really hurt their constituents? And this will really hurt their constituents,” Cuomo said.

The governor said the argument that New York just needs to lower its state taxes is flawed. He claimed, as he has often in the past, that spending under his administration is at the lowest level in state history and he has actively worked to limit property tax increases.

Cuomo said if rich people and businesses leave it will create a situation where an already $4 billion deficit could increase. If that happens, he said, it would come on the backs of middle-class families.