“At that time, the lifesaving direction that we receive from Jehovah’s organization may not appear practical from a human standpoint. All of us must be ready to obey any instructions we may receive, whether these appear sound from a strategic or human standpoint or not.” - Watchtower November 15 2013, page 20 par. 17
I do believe that the word "strategic" has been put in most deliberately and that is because they were planning the KH/AH sell-offs and branch/circuit downsizing to ramp up.
What they need is for the PIMI elders especially to stay on board and some PIMI elders do think. They think things like this ...
"I hope they don't touch our savings fund set aside for a new hall."
"Surely they won't take our savings, make us share and then expect us to keep on sending monthly donations ... will they?"
"I hope they don't sell our KH and make us drive to another hall, I don't really want to amalgamate with Inner Fumbuck."
"I hope Inner Fumbuck doesn't come to our hall because then we'll have the graveyard slot on Sunday evenings."
I don't believe there is any whacky enforcement "koolaid" or even "tithing" plan coming down the pipe - just more social pressure to "give more" along with "do more" and "obey more".
BUT ... as they see more decline in numbers and more apostasy and more dissenters they will grip tighter and get the CO's to push DF'ing - not in writing, but in verbal pressure - it's what they do.