There is a huge disconnect between the GOP's "1%" and the rest of the Party.
I do agree with Goldberg's analysis about sensitivity to spending and taxes at the state level compared to the federal level.
People expect the federal government to give, give, give -- and Washington can accomodate this reality because of the Fed and fiat currency.
States cannot print their debts away. They have to balance their books, or else.
Governor Christie could not have said it better.