His hobbies are golf and his fake tan. My perception is that this man is extremely stupid and a bought-and-paid-for lackey of wealth. Right now he seems quite willing for the US to go into superpower debt default, a wholly unknown situation that could be nothing short of economic armageddon. Especially if the Chinese call in their markers with even non-extreme prejudice. He is willing to risk all this to prevent tax increases on the super-rich. He fails to realize, it seems, that is billionaire masters will not be exempt from a global money meltdown.