WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSNewYork) – Amid ongoing talks to prevent going over the fiscal cliff, a little levity was injected into the issue thanks to former senator Alan Simpson.
The 81-year-old is in a new web video dancing to the pop hit ‘Gangnam Style.’ The video, sponsored by the group ‘The Cans Kick Back,’ urged young people to get involved in fixing the national debt crisis.
Simpson is the former co-chair of the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction panel.
WATCH: Alan Simpson Dances To ‘Gangnam Style’
Before breaking out the lasso dance moves, Simpson said Millenials could help solve the $16 trillion national debt through online petitions and other means using social media.
“Stop Instragramming your breakfast and stop Tweeting your first-world problems and getting on YouTube so you can see ‘Gangnam Style,’ and start using those precious social media skills and go out and sign people up on this baby,” Simpson said in the video.
The Wyoming Republican urges young Americans to sign a pledge through The Can Kicks Back, a group that describes itself as non-partisan and aimed at Millenials, according to their website.
The organization’s ‘Three-A-Week’ Challenge urges young people to recruit new supporters for the cause.
The Can Kicks Back is a reference to the phrase ‘kick the can down the road,’ used by lawmakers to blame the other side for inaction.
‘Gangnam Style,’ by Korean pop singer PSY, recently became the most-viewed video of all time on YouTube, bouncing Justin Bieber from the top spot.
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