@BigFish A log of that is because of the tax burden the US has put on its' citizens. The harder you work, the more they are going to take. If you live in Clear Fork...another 1% will need to be paid this year.
@ReDxSiLLy I think the far larger problem is top dog syndrome. Like the championship team that comes out flat the following year, we're accustomed to being number one, and ignorant of the fact that it was hard ass work that got us here.