A political party believes that government spending is out of control. Its members have failed in their attempts to negotiate with other parties for reductions in specific programs.
After a time, they realize that the bottleneck to reducing spending is that the specific programs are either too emotionally important to the other parties, or, politically impossible to cancel for fear of losing donors. Programs include tax breaks for certain industries, school vouchers, education, social security, and health care. A strong block of politicians and constituents cannot be convinced to cut these programs.
The party, therefore, designs a different strategy: Don’t fight over budgets for individual programs; focus all political capital and effort towards reducing the total money available to the government by reducing taxes. In other words, “starve the government of money.”