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11/09/2012 01:01 pm ET

#StarWarsFiscalCliff Twitter Hashtag Mocks Congressional Gridlock

Is talk about the "fiscal cliff" making you fall asleep? These Star War references will awaken the Jedi within you.

Journalists and wonks took to Twitter to make Star Wars-themed jokes about the fiscal cliff on Twitter on Friday, with the hashtag #StarWarsFiscalCliff. When you read these tweets, you might start to reconsider budget math as not a sleep aid, but a light saber.

(Quick reminder: The so-called fiscal cliff is a set of $1.2 trillion in spending cuts and tax hikes that are set to take effect Jan. 1 if Congress can't agree on a plan to reduce the deficit. You can check out a chart of what's included in the fiscal cliff here, from The Wall Street Journal.)

But enough about all that. Just read the tweets, and may the Fiscal Force be with you.

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