Regarding tax cuts, you seem to really have a problem keeping more of what you earn? Apparently in your world have a Govt with a surplus is a good thing. Doesn't appear that you understand the role of the Govt. which isn't to create the nanny state you seem to want.
And this class warfare nonsense, the class war was started by those in the top percent, not us, they were the ones who bought our politicians and lobbied to get an easier tax code for themselves, get rid themselves of pesky laws and regulations in the financial market, when the free trade crap was passed and they could send more jobs overseas and hide more money in offshore banks, yeah there is a class war going on.
He didn't attempt to pass legislation that he knew would be filibustered. He modified it to gain support from Moderate Republicans. He did not have "total control". Do I really need to list all the articles where Republicans threatened a filibuster on legislation from Frank-Dodd to the Stimulus?
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
Second, it's not a bad thing to be smart. So, criticising Obama for being smart is kind of silly. That said, being smart doesn't mean you do things outside your ability or what is allowed by law.
Just saying.. . .
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.