Today is Tax Freedom Day. Every day you have worked this year up until now has been to pay off the government. That is, every cent you have made thus far is not yours, the government takes it in the form of taxes. This is an average so is not applicable to all tax payers. This year's Tax Freedom Day comes earlier then it did last year, but given the recent government spending and proposed taxes do not expect the same next year.
More at http://asecondhandconjecture.com/index.php/2009/04/13/happy-tax-freedom-day.