Alan Simpson dances Gangnam Style

The co-chair of the deficit commission tells young people to stop using the Internet so much

By Jillian Rayfield
December 5, 2012 8:57PM (UTC)
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If the Gangnam style meme wasn't already dead, it definitely is now that 81-year old deficit commission co-chair Alan Simpson has acknowledged it. In a video targeting young people about joining The Can Kicks Back campaign, which is aimed at addressing the $16 trillion debt, Simpson, a former Republican Senator, tells them "stop Instagramming your breakfast and tweeting your 'first world problems,' and getting on YouTube so you can see Gangnam style, and start using those precious social media skills and go out and sign people up on this baby," or "these old coots will clean out the Treasury before you get there."

Watch, and check out the requisite gif:


Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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