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Adam Carolla: Rich People Are ‘Better Than Poor People — They Just Are’

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

In the battle between the 99 percent and the 1 percent, Adam Carolla says he stands squarely on the side of rich people because “they’re better than poor people.”

The actor and comedian made the provocative claim to The Daily Caller in an extensive interview about politics, Hollywood and his new book, “President Me: The America That’s in My Head.” TheDC will be featuring segments from the interview over the next couple weeks.

Rich people are “better than poor people. They just are,” Carolla said. “I’ve hung around with plenty of poor people and I’ve hung out with rich people. They work harder, generally. More focused. The folks I grew up with, the poor people I grew up with, fairly lethargic, did a lot of complaining, smoked a little too much, drank a little too much, blamed everybody but themselves a little too much.”

Carolla also expressed how he hates when people suggest that well-off people like him don’t do enough charity.

“I do the ultimate charity,” he argued. “I pay a shitload in taxes.”

Watch the video to see why Carolla thinks paying taxes is the “ultimate charity.”

See below for previous segments of TheDC’s interview with Carolla: 

Adam Carolla Stands By Claim That Gay Mafia Stifles Speech in Hollywood

Adam Carolla On How To Fix America In One Second

Adam Carolla: Deadbeat Dads Worse Than Charles Manson 

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