Exactly, and Obama and his ilk have another foe that won’t be so easy to control - technology. More people are able to telecommute now and are free to pick up and move to wherever they want to live.
In some ways, it’s a good thing that government is so incompetent. It can’t enforce it’s own schemes. As P.J. O’Rourke said, even if government had a camera in every room in your house, at least half of them wouldn’t be working. ;-)
Aha, but guess what? The ilk have an answer for technology, and that is called electricity. When they have shut down all the coal plants and torn down the dams, and opened all the wind and solar farms, there will be shortages, and they will be forced to dictate where the electricity goes. Smart meters, ever heard of them? They will be used to ration electricity. They can turn you on and off at a whim. Welcome to India, my friends.