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Adam Carolla: Don't Say 'Tax the Rich' ... Say 'Tax the Successful'
Breitbart.com ^ | 12-11-2012 | Christian Toto

Posted on 12/12/2012 5:32:40 AM PST by servo1969

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.

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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.

1 posted on 12/12/2012 5:32:43 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

He’s absolutely right. Let’s call it for what it is... an attempt to punish the successful.


2 posted on 12/12/2012 5:37:46 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: servo1969

Tax the successful. Brilliant! We need to repeat that the ‘Rats/Progressives want to tax the successful!


3 posted on 12/12/2012 5:39:56 AM PST by Buddy Sorrell ("I'm dead sober, Andy, but I expect I'll get over it." - Otis Campbell)
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To: servo1969

uh oh...sound the alarms...we have a free thinker on our hands...break out the reeducation team to have him walk it back. Failing that, we may have to turn to Operation Villify.....


4 posted on 12/12/2012 5:42:06 AM PST by Homer1
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To: servo1969
How about taking away most of Al Gore's $100M he made in four years after he left office? How about taking most of Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid's fortune they made in office? What about taxing Obama’s or the Kennedy fortune that have been moved off shore. What a bunch of hypocrisy.

The real rich in this world are the 300 families that are worth $300T and do not pay taxes but demand many things based on the power of their wealth.

5 posted on 12/12/2012 5:44:10 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: ScottinVA

The objective is to destroy those most able to get by without the government. Governments covet power and not only want more for themselves but want to take it from those who have it. This why they abhor private wealth, guns, an unregulated internet and even personal health decisions. All of those give the individual power and governments cannot abide that.


6 posted on 12/12/2012 5:45:41 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: ScottinVA
"Let’s call it for what it is... an attempt to punish the successful."

I am sure that the GOP Powers That Be will rush to use this strategery! /sarc

7 posted on 12/12/2012 5:48:06 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: servo1969

They want a peasant class they can control.


8 posted on 12/12/2012 5:49:06 AM PST by plain talk
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To: servo1969
Carolla is arguably the highest profile podcaster in the country.

Arguably the greatest media personality who makes a living by talking into a microphone.

Get it on.
Got to get it on.
No choice but to get it on.
Mandate: Get it on.

Carolla is the personification of the American dream.

9 posted on 12/12/2012 5:54:44 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: servo1969

and it doesn’t increase revenue.

Rep. Thornberry, “ If tax revenue is never going to exceed 20.6 percent regardless of tax rates, it is absolutely clear that increasing taxes will never fix our deficit; only cuts in spending can do that.”

http://thornberry.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=FKAFNUFJIEQOU4HBUF6JC7W7AM


10 posted on 12/12/2012 5:55:05 AM PST by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: muir_redwoods

No doubt. History has proven this time and time again however liberals fail to grasp this concept as they have no respect or reverence for the past or the lessons learned from it. They just don’t seem to grasp the concept that history repeats itself over and over again because men and their inherent behaviors never chance despite the technology or ideaologies involved.


11 posted on 12/12/2012 6:02:58 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

“they have no respect or reverence for the past or the lessons learned from it”

“Liberalism” is a direct rebellion to the commands of God.
In this case “honor your father and mother that you may live long in the land that I give you”.


12 posted on 12/12/2012 6:05:06 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: servo1969

I read his book recently and he is not kidding when he says he worked his butt off for his money. This guy was poor growing up - he knows the value of money because he earned every penny he has.


13 posted on 12/12/2012 6:23:44 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: servo1969

I read his book recently and he is not kidding when he says he worked his butt off for his money. This guy was poor growing up - he knows the value of money because he earned every penny he has.


14 posted on 12/12/2012 6:23:44 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: servo1969

Way to go, Mr. Carolla.

Hope you enjoy spending the rest of your career out on that island with Dennis Miller.


15 posted on 12/12/2012 6:23:59 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: servo1969

There is a difference between being rich and being successful. successful people have actually produced something, whereas rich people simply have a lot of money.


16 posted on 12/12/2012 6:26:07 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: servo1969

I’ve always said ‘ Tax the Kennedy’s, the Heinz’s, the Forbes’ and the Buffet’s stashed hordes. But they ARE the problem, not the solution. Let the incremental downsizing hurt them, not the middle class.


17 posted on 12/12/2012 6:31:54 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: servo1969; Fred Nerks; Beckwith; LucyT; stephenjohnbanker; TigersEye; little jeremiah

The thing to remember is that the fascists on the left side of our politics, including Obama, these days say “you didn’t build that! “ ,for a reason.

These leftist prigs do not acknowledge that success comes about because of hard work, intelligence, risk taking, innovation, and a modicum of good luck. All the leftists see is that someone “got lucky,” and became sucessful. They do not undrstand what it takes at all to be successful, its not in their little leftist world.

So the left seeks to make the succcessful give up their “fair share” and redistribute their “luck” to those who do not have such good “luck.”

The left also are in denial that the successful pay a hugely disproportionate share of income tax, while about one half of all US taxpayers pay no taxes at all. This is inequitable and the successful know it. Therefore most of the successful of America have skilfuly hidden their wealth offshore, it has become untraceable, having been tranfrerred offshore in ways that are not traceable by the government. This fact has driven Obama to no end of distraction, and as a result the IRS has become completely draconian to the point that it regularly apologizes to the US public ( eg. We will not be enforcing the punative provisons of Obamacare ....buahahahahaha!, what a load of BUNK.)Liberals and their fascists have plans to use the IRS as a wing of totalitarian control of America, in order to establish their socialist Utopia.

So the successful who are smart have already left the USA, leaving behind little for the parasitic Obama fascist movement, simply because there is no longer any political
party which can represent their interests. Once the GOP RINOS went along with and aided the public character assassination of Sarah Palin, you could hear the “Cha Ching” of foreign banks accepting in specie deposits by the successful.

Capital for investment has already left the USA.
And unless we have a party to represent their interests which is NOT RINO progressive , surrender monkey afflicted , like Boehner and his crowd, that capital will NOT be returning to the USA. This is a financial truth which has gone unreported, all we see is the occasional reports of Obama trying to beat up on Swiss banks; and reports about the huge increase in burdgeoning regulation and emburdenment by Obama care which are both designed by the leftist fascists to destroy the successful. Yet no body is talking about that or reporting it.

It is perfectly legal to move ones estate offshore, and there is a perfectly legal way to do it.The IRS can’t touch it once it is done properly, and US taxes are paid up until the successful renounce US citizenship as a last step.

Obama does not want the successful to remain in America. The successful AND the middle class are a huge obstacle to the establishment of Obama’s liberal fascist Utopia of community organized,divided races who live in separate enclaves around the country, living high on the hog through the parasitic taxation of the so called “guilty” white majority. This is Obama’s planned social engineering, which is why Obama presently clings to his demand to be able to raise the debt ceiling in appropriation without any involvement of Congress.But minority enclaves have not yet realized that there will be no wealth left in America, and that they all will face poverty and war created by the left’s weakness in supporting capitalism, or our allies abroad. That pigeon will soon come home to rest, but also will go unreported.

Adam Corolla is quite right in what he says. But the fact is that America now has actually lost the ability to have a “successful” society at this point. The “American Dream” has been killed by Liberal Fascism. Just get in line for that government job, or for the next government hand out. If you are white, go to the back of the bus, or start doing an Al Jolsen impression of white shuck and jive like Boehner and his “fetch and step” colleagues. The sucessful have been replaced by government mandarins who now will seek that big retirement fund from government, building their mansions along the Potomic. America will not have to worry any longer about the departed successful. There is no capital for success left in America.

And may God Damn the US media for doing nothing but towing the liberal fascist line. They have made a once proud nation into a collective of needy , disempowered gurly men
and manly women who do not know whether their rectums are bored or punched. The MSM will also pay the ultimate price for becoming the propaganda arm of Obama’s liberal fascist movement, for they too will eventually have to become the new Ministry Of Truth under the coming dictatorships of a plagued and impoverished nation, whose electoral process no longer works, a nation ruled by political correctness, executive order, no longer a nation of laws.

Too bad that any effective oposition to these liberal fascists will never arise, because the GOP ignores the bare truth of what the nation is facing, therefore thay cannot defend us against it.

If the nations defence is done at all, we will have to do it ourselves as a People at the state and local level.

Happy Effin New Year, y’all!


18 posted on 12/12/2012 6:34:40 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Got his book “In Fifty Years We’ll all be Chicks” a couple Christmas’s ago. Laugh out loud funny!


19 posted on 12/12/2012 6:36:27 AM PST by 3catsanadog (No more blaming Bush, Obama-now you inherited the mess you made.)
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To: 3catsanadog
Got his book “In Fifty Years We’ll all be Chicks” a couple Christmas’s ago. Laugh out loud funny!

WAS. And Not Taco Bell Material is a worthy follow-up.

20 posted on 12/12/2012 7:21:34 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: servo1969

Adam Carolla gets it. The income tax is a tax on GETTING rich, not BEING rich.


21 posted on 12/12/2012 7:38:31 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: servo1969
Sounds good. My biggest gripe is that we keep saying 'free' when naming the Obama 'goodies'. 'Free' Obama phones; 'free' Ipads; 'free'food; 'free health care' ad nauseum. Want to scream at the 'Media', STOP calling if 'FREE'! 'Taxpayer-Paid' phones; Ipads; food; health care; child care; birth control. . .'tax payer' ad nauseum. . .at least.
22 posted on 12/12/2012 9:27:07 AM PST by cricket
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To: Candor7
Well said and absolutely true.

But minority enclaves have not yet realized that there will be no wealth left in America, and that they all will face poverty and war created by the left’s weakness in supporting capitalism, or our allies abroad.

An interesting situation will arise if this leftist putsch continues on with success. Most of the real Americans will have left or burrowed in in self-sufficiency and the left and its rabble will be faced with America's enemies who will make no distinction between them and the America they have always hated.

23 posted on 12/12/2012 1:39:11 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: servo1969

He’ll never work again.


24 posted on 12/12/2012 1:40:27 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: cricket

Unfortunately it’s even worse than that.

Baraq has Bernanke and Geithner printing 40 cents for every dollar collected in revenue to hand out all these goodies.

The US govt is like that family in 2007 riding a wave of false prosperity based on maxxed out credit cards and helocs on a house with negative equity.


25 posted on 12/12/2012 1:44:46 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Didn’t know he had a follow-up. Must put on my list of books to read soon.


26 posted on 12/13/2012 5:23:19 AM PST by 3catsanadog (No more blaming Bush, Obama-now you inherited the mess you made.)
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To: jmcenanly

You posted: There is a difference between being rich and being successful. successful people have actually produced something, whereas rich people simply have a lot of money.
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Rich people may have produced as well. The obvious example is Bill Gates. There are others, of course.

But why should it matter? (Disclaimer: I am far from rich, and moderately successful— but not close to being subject to the $250K income level confiscation proposal.)

Those who inherit money did not steal it, and neither did their parents or whoever left the money to them. That money, at some point, was earned, and was property for those who earned it to do with as they pleased. There is no “fairness” in excessive taxation of either the rich or the successful.


27 posted on 12/13/2012 6:00:17 AM PST by NCLaw441
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