I'll develop this more at a later time, now it shall be simply an assertion.
Part of their plan is to crush the indendendent types. They hate small business for several reasons.
1) They get no bribes, kickbacks, not really even campaign contributions
2) They hate non-sheeple
In America. It was meant to crush the little man. The small business owner. The minimum wage earner. And they damn sure did a good job of it!