You are now entering the Twilight Zone- otherwise known as the Obama Presidency.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has warned the US against repeating the mistakes the Soviet Union made.
"We must not revert to isolationism and unrestrained economic egotism... Excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the state's omnipotence is another possible mistake. True, the state's increased role in times of crisis is a natural reaction to market setbacks. Instead of streamlining market mechanisms, some are tempted to expand state economic intervention to the greatest possible extent... In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the state's role absolute. In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated."
Yep, you know that things are getting really weird when Putin is telling the US to engage in less socialism.