Recently overhead while waiting for a haircut:

Old lady #1: That Obama plans to have the government take over the auto companies.

Old Lady #2: They can’t do that! Once the government starts taking over private companies we end up as communists!

Old lady #1: We can’t allow it. This is America – not Russia! The government has no place doing that… unless they want to take over the gas stations to make the prices cheaper!

Old lady #2: Oh! they should do that! It would help America!

Old lady #1: It makes more sense than buying private American companies…