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'Boo-urns!': Mr. Burns Explains the Fiscal Cliff

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Mr. Burns, the Simpsons' resident curmudgeon and old rich guy, emerged from his post-election depression to explain what this fiscal cliff thing is all about in terms we common folk can 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.”

He also detailed his "progressive" views on immigration and Sen. Marco Rubio... 

Check out the "excellent" video below:

Mark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of Excellence in Government Online and contributes to GovExec, NextGov and Defense One. Previously, he worked on national security and emergency management issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He's a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied at Drake University.

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