the design is to go over the cliff, no matter what; we must create economic chaos. Once chaos ensues, the rabble will be prime for The Revolution. It worked in Moscow, it worked in Berlin, it will work here.
Once panic has set in, the masses will demand retribution against those who caused the problems they face. The public will cheer as the government nationalizes private businesses and seizes wealth from those who have accumulated it. Then, once the threats have been nullified, true control can be established, and the ruling class will have the iron grip they need to control the commoners.