For years conservatives have been clamoring for "smaller government". They've tried various things to reduce the size of the government, and mostly failed.
With this anonymous op-ed we now get a straight-up answer on what they really want to do. The very thing they've been saying for many years: to "make the government smaller until it's small enough to drown it in a bathtub".
You'll note, however, if you've been paying attention amidst the hurricane of lying, that the real efforts are mostly aimed at those areas of government that are most opposed by 1%, while protecting the rest of us. Those agencies which provide assistance, protect our environment, serve the sickest and most helpless among us.
The objective, folks, is to eliminate all those agencies that help the majority of citizens in the country, in order (at the least) to remove the lost revenue objections to tax cuts already made. As for the rest of us? Well the general approach of the morally bankrupt Right can be boiled down to a simple phrase of only 5 words:
*"Fuck you, I've got mine."*
Can't afford healthcare? 5 words.
Bankrupt from medical expenses? 5 words.
Falsely eliminated from voter rolls? 5 words.
No job because of the shutdown? 5 words.
And for the most under-represented and ignored of our country: gays, transsexuals, lesbians, blacks, native americans, latinos, undocumented immigrants (especially non-white ones), women, children (other than those still in utero), the poor?
It only takes *the first two words* of those 5 to sum up the regime's stance.
This is not a government "of the people," or "by the people," and most decidedly not, "for the people." This is a slow-motion coup d'etat, one picking up momentum and speeding us faster and faster to fascism with every vile, un-American, treasonous step.#^'Senior Trump Official' On Shutdown: 'We Do Not Want Most Employees To Return'
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