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Child Welfare Power for Bush?

This is creepy:

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told House colleagues Thursday that abused and neglected children “are dying and it’s our fault” because programs designed to protect them are overlapping and ineffective.

Testifying from the dais in a House Government Reform Committee, DeLay said government agencies could be reorganized more quickly if Congress cedes to President Bush the authority to do the work.

Turning over child welfare authority to the Executive Branch? Excuse me?

Is it just me, or does this smack of 1930s Germany? Is this what the president means by “no child left behind”?

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