There’s “Us” and there’s “Them”. “They” have all the money in the world and “They” have no stress, whereas “We” work day-to-day with the hope that one day “We” might be able to retire. After all, professional athletes are playing a game for a living. Right?

This pay stub acts as a reminder that “They” are the same as “Us”. “They” pay the same taxes and “They” have the same deductions as the rest of “Us”. “They” go to work each day and “They” make career choices, just like the rest of “Us”. We’re all the same.

But holy smokes that’s a lot of tax.