The NYTimes Magazine article is a very slanted piece with quotes and figures from organizations supporting Obama.
There are a few nuggets that the editors threw in to show some balance to the story. Here is one.
These tax cuts are really the essence of his market-oriented redistributionist philosophy (though he made it clear that he doesn’t like the word “redistributionist”). They are an attempt to address the middle-class squeeze by giving people a chunk of money to spend as they see fit. He would then pay for the cuts, at least in part, by raising taxes on the affluent to a point where they would eventually be slightly higher than they were under Clinton.