Mr. Burns issues PSA explaining the "fiscal cliff"

"The Simpsons's" number one Romney supporter says that "rich people feel things more deeply than the common man"

By Prachi Gupta

Published December 4, 2012 9:02PM (EST)

While awaiting a call from Karl Rove, "The Simpsons" rich villain Montgomery Burns explains the fiscal cliff in terms us commoners will understand: "Think of the economy as a car and the rich man as the driver. If you don't give the driver all the money, he will drive you over a cliff. It's just common sense."

Prachi Gupta

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