No, I don't earn anywhere near the high dollar amount noted. Quite modest. And my paycheck was 30% less.
Like I said, I'm trying to calculate how this occurred, hoping it's egregious error on the part of our payroll dept. Others I worked with are reporting same percentage. I can see the increase is due, in part, to a healthcare cost increase, due to σbαmαcare mandates, causing ins companies to raise costs, with the end result we all have to opt for a single payer system b/c we can't afford private.
Nevertheless, our taxes fund pure evil, and the more they take, the more evil is perpetuated.