Mr. Burns Explains the Fiscal Cliff

Dec 4, 2012 6:14pm

Mr. Burns from the hit TV show “The Simpsons” took a stab at explaining the “fiscal cliff” in a clip posted today on YouTube.

As he waits for a call from Karl Rove with books reading, “Binders,” “Women” and “Nate Silver Can’t Add” strewn around him, Mr. Burns decides it’s time to issue a public service announcement about the impending “fiscal cliff.”

“Think of the economy as a car and the rich man is the driver.  If you don’t give the driver all the money, he will drive you over a cliff.  It’s just common sense,” Mr. Burns explains.  “Furthermore, rich people feel things more deeply than the common man.”

Burns then turns to unveiling a new plan for immigration — an issue both Democrats and Republicans are determined to tackle after this year’s election saw huge turnout among Latino voters.

“And we’ve got to change our approach to immigration. I have a progressive proposal to let into this country 200 grimy Irishmen a year.  I’ve got lots of potatoes that need peeling and staples to be mucked out,” Mr. Burns said.

He then proceeds to call Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a “panuelo rosa,” which means pink handkerchief.

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