The long-term strategy is best explained by Bill Moyers at a recent speech given at a “Take Back America” conference sponsored by the Campaign for America’s Future.
“You have to respect the conservatives,” Moyers said. “Their leading strategist, Grover Norquist, has famously said he wants to shrink the government down to the size that it could be drowned in a bathtub. But instead of shrinking down the government, [the White House is] filling the bathtub with so much debt that it floods the house, waterlogs the economy and washes away services for decades that have lifted millions of Americans out of destitution and into the middle class. And what happens once the public’s property has been flooded? Privatize it. Sell it at a discounted rate to the corporations. It is the most radical assault on the notion of one nation, indivisible, that has occurred in our lifetime. I’ll be frank with you: I simply don’t understand it — or the malice in which it is steeped.”