[VIDEO] Comedian Steven Crowder discovers Americans know nothing about the fiscal cliff

How much does the average American know about this fiscal cliff? Not much, apparently.

In a humorous new ‘man-on-the-street’ video, comedian and social commentator Steven Crowder asks people simple questions about the impending fiscal cliff crisis — questions that his interviewees are unable to answer.

His first question is the most basic, asking people, “What is the fiscal cliff?” The interviewees respond that they “don’t know” or have “no idea at all.”

Then Crowder takes it a step further, asking whether Democrats or Republicans would have better ideas on how to solve the financial crisis. The interviewees support the Democrats, but don’t really seem to know why. When Crowder presents various suggestions to them — such as closing tax loopholes and raising taxes — and the interviewees respond with distinctly Republican answers. They agree with closing tax loopholes, something Republicans proposed, and they don’t believe taxes should be raised, even on families making more than $250,000.

Most telling is the interviewees response to the idea of increasing the debt ceiling, something they say is a “bad idea” and “probably a poor decision.” One woman even says it would make the problem larger.

As a kicker, Crowder then tells the individuals they have all identified themselves as Republicans. Oops.

Looks like the average Democrat might need a few lessons in economics, fiscal solvency and current events — not to mention the policies of their own party.

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