While our economic future hangs in the balance as President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner negotiate us away from the looming fiscal cliff, it has come to our attention that many people don’t actually know what these talks are about. Thankfully, C. Montgomery Burns is here to help in this video that explains what a fiscal cliff actually is. It’s not often that we suggest you listen to cartoon characters about economic issues, but listening to real world politicians got us into this mess in the first place, so this can’t be any worse.

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