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"

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."

By Prachi Gupta

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