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12/23/2006 07:23 pm ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

On the First Day of Christmas, Mothers Gave to Bush...

Here's a special package of presents imagined by the mothers of MomsRising.org for President Bush--pleasantly arranged to fit a familiar holiday tune. So get your tuning fork ready, and sing along:

On the first day of Christmas,

Mothers gave to President Bush,

A full-time minimum wage job (which comes to $10,710 per year),

On the second day of Christmas,

Mothers gave to President Bush,

Two children in childcare (for a total average cost of $14,000 per year for the two kids),

And a minimum wage job.

On the third day of Christmas,

Mothers gave to President Bush,

Three chronic ailments without healthcare (so he can join the 46 million other Americans without healthcare),

Two children in childcare,

And a minimum wage job.

On the fourth day of Christmas,

Mothers gave to President Bush,

Four pink slips (because, like three-quarters of low wage workers & nearly half of private sector workers, he didn't have any paid sick days--and consequently he got fired when he got sick),

Three chronic ailments without healthcare,

Two children in childcare,

And a minimum wage job.

On the fifth day of Christmas,

Mothers gave to President Bush,

Five global warming induced hurricanes (and no help in sight),

Four pink slips,

Three chronic ailments without healthcare,

Two children in childcare,

And a minimum wage job.

On the sixth day of Christmas,

Mothers gave to President Bush,

Six donated accountants to find out why his ends don't meet ($10,710 per year for full-time

minimum wage work minus $14,000 per year for two kids in childcare equals negative -$3,290!?!)

Five global warming induced hurricanes,

Four pink slips,

Three chronic ailments without healthcare,

Two children in childcare,

And a minimum wage job.

On the seventh day of Christmas,

Mothers gave to President Bush,

Seven new chances to pass needed legislation (with his new life experience induced understanding),

Six donated accountants to find out why his ends don't meet,

Five global warming induced hurricanes,

Four pink slips,

Three chronic ailments without healthcare,

Two children in childcare,

And a minimum wage job.

Now the mothers have stopped singing early,

Because they're too harried (a full quarter of U.S. families with kids under six live in poverty),

They need a minimum wage increase,

Healthcare for all,

Paid family leave (maternity/paternity leave),

Great childcare programs,

Flexible work options,

After-school programs,

And an end to maternal profiling!

Happy Holidays, President Bush! And, hey, check out MomsRising.org to find out more about mothers and families.