What if this economic crisis is "the Bathtub" in which Prez.O--in the instance (well, somebody's gotta do it!)--will be obliged to "drown" the government--that part of which supports the people--and fulfill thereby (ironically? or not...) Grover Norquist's (owner-approved) Neo-Con project???
There's more than one way to 'reduce' services. Probably the most reliable is to claim such service is too expensive. See any patterns, here?
The recipe for Imperial decline is indelible: increase taxes and reduce services.