Yes, you are absolutely right about the poor already being in the grip of this! But I feel that roping everyone in just makes control all the more complete.

You're assuming the rich and upper-middle class won't revolt and insist on exceptions for them. I don't think it will be possible for governments to ever have total control.

I think the elites may be free, but that would only be the top 5% or so. All the rest of us will be monitored, I really feel.