Adam Carolla: Don't Say 'Tax the Rich' … Say 'Tax the Successful'

Adam Carolla: Don't Say 'Tax the Rich' … Say 'Tax the Successful'

Adam Carolla wants to set the record straight.

The broadcaster who once boastfully told “Loveline” listeners he was “literally” a millionaire isn’t rich. He’s successful. There’s a difference, and it’s one lost in the current debate over Democrats trying to increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans. Carolla shared his thoughts on the matter with “The O’Reilly Factor” viewers last night.

Well, first off, we should stop saying, “tax the rich,” and say, “tax the successful.” Because I’m not rich, I’m successful. And rich is easy to tax because that’s just the guy who inherited daddy’s money, whose dad was the Monopoly man and he lives up on the hill.

I’m successful, you’re successful because we worked our tails off. And it’s harder to take money away from people that work very hard for it.

And it’s very easy to say, “Tax the rich.” But, really, it should be “Tax the successful.”

Carolla is arguably the highest profile podcaster in the country. His latest venture, “The Adam and Drew Show,” was the no. 1 ranked podcast at iTunes earlier today and airs new episodes on Sunday and Thursday. Carolla also has a new line of alcoholic beverage, dubbed Mangria, hitting store shelves now.