There is something to be said for that; $80K++ total comp for assembly-line work is rich, indeed.
But there's a lot of "cost" in having Fed, State, and local Gummints, and taxes are NOT the only costs. Regulations are a serious burden, too.
August 19th is the day the average American worker has finally earned enough to pay for his share of the government spending and regulatory burdens in 2010.
...Cost of Government Day fell on June 29th in 2000, but 26 days were tacked on between 2008 and 2009 to pay for the stimulus and bank bailouts passed by Congress. This year, Obamacare pushed the date back to August 19th – setting a new record.
So by the nationwide average, Americans spent the first 104 days (January 1st until April 4th) working to pay for out-of-control federal spending, the next 52 days (April 5th to May 28th) for state and local spending, the next 48 days (to July 14th) to pay for government regulations, and then 26 days for state and local regulations.