I'm back in the office this morning after a week and a half in Vegas. Upon arriving, and concerned with my ability to afford lunch after 10 days of degening, I took a look at my recent pay stub. More than 50% taken out in taxes, Social Security, Medicare and the like. Let me repeat - MORE THAN FIFTY PERCENT!!! Yes, I officially keep less than half of what I earn. How is that even fucken possible? Folks, the rake is officially too damn high!