According to what we're sure was a real thorough analysis by CNBC, Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva can flush the Dow Jones Industrial Average straight down the toilet just by appearing on television and speaking about things.
As you can see, starting out around the 3:45 mark in the video above, Grijalva's talking about the "fiscal cliff," when CNBC host Michelle Caruso-Cabrera -- who's blinking way too much -- cuts him off to deliver her, uh, insight.
"Representative, you know what? As we're talking, the market is selling off once again," she said. "Every time members of Congress come on, and I've got to tell you sir, I think you're contributing to the fears that we're going off the fiscal cliff 'cause it doesn't sound like there's any compromise in what you're saying. Do you care that markets are selling off dramatically when it looks like you guys can't come to a deal?"
Jeezus, Congressman, people die falling off cliffs EVERY DAY. Oh, that's not how this works?
We're going to guess that the number of investors who pissed their pants out of fear based on what Grijalva said during a mid-day interview on channel 60-something is zero.
However, let's leave it up to the readers. True or false: Grijalva can make stocks tank by simply appearing on a television set?
Cast your vote below: