An Explanation Of The Fiscal Cliff That Won't Make You Want To Jump Off A Real One

With the media busy hyperventilating into a paper bag over every excruciating development in the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations, certain questions are being left unanswered. Specifically, questions like "what exactly is the fiscal cliff?" and "why should I give a damn?" Fortunately, the whole affair is much less complicated than some people would have you believe. Here's a balanced look at what you need to know in seven surprisingly pleasant minutes.