Huge expansion of the goverment Bush is calling for new federal accountability and testing requirements for all public high schools, after imposing similar mandates on grades three through eight during his first term. To limit lawsuits against businesses and professionals, he is proposing to put a federal cap on damage awards for medical malpractice, to force class-action cases into federal courts and to help create a national settlement of outstanding asbestos-related cases. On social policy, the president is pushed a constitutional amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage in the states and continuing to define and expand the federal government's role in encouraging religious groups to help administer social programs such as community drug-rehabilitation efforts. Government ownership of private industry US government majority stockholder in Fannie Mae US government majority stockholder in Freddie Mac US government majority stockholder in AIG US government providing emergency loans to private industry (Bear Sterns) the year isn't over :smile: Corrections, additions welcome. And I thought it was the Democrats that were socialists?