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Texas lawmakers work part-time, and they are paid a pittance — $7,200 a year plus a $221 per diem when the legislature is in session — so most lawmakers have to have another job to make ends meet.The GOP voting bill that literally caused Texas Democrats to flee the state, explained|Ian Millhiser|July 13, 2021|Vox
ProPublica has published an article, based on a vast trove of never-before-seen IRS information, that reveals the pittance in taxes the ultrawealthy pay compared with their massive wealth accumulation.You May Be Paying a Higher Tax Rate Than a Billionaire|by Paul Kiel, Jeff Ernsthausen and Jesse Eisinger|June 8, 2021|ProPublica
Musicians, who could leverage the platform to make far more than the per-stream pittance they get from the Spotifys of the world.
Tech giants that earn billions of dollars in major economies but pay only a relative pittance in taxes are among the biggest targets.Can These Creative Taxes Catch Up With a Changing World?|Nick Fouriezos|January 14, 2021|Ozy
The low cash price would value their shares and options at a pittance, dashing their expectations of a windfall.Investors Extracted $400 Million From a Hospital Chain That Sometimes Couldn’t Pay for Medical Supplies or Gas for Ambulances|by Peter Elkind with Doris Burke|September 30, 2020|ProPublica
In other words, overtime amounts to only pittance of the overall pay — about $6.50 a week on top of wages of $1,000 a week.The Administration's Thin Complaints About the Sequester|Megan McArdle|March 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In budgetary terms, it was a pittance: 0.1 percent of the CDC's $2.2 billion allocation.
Despite powering the country's economic growth, they receive a pittance of the proceeds.Ghosts in the Machine: The Story of China’s Rural Migrants and Their Uncertain Future|Ross Perlin|December 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Fire officers appreciate that the amount of burning witnessed in recent years is a pittance compared to what is required.Colorado Blazes Remind Us That National Policy on Fire Needs a Fix|Stephen J. Pyne|June 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
These immigrants are often employed illegally (but also legally) for a pittance, working in factories or as fruit pickers.Missing Women Give Clues to Dead Body Found on Queen’s Estate|Charlotte Edwardes|January 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Robert is very well in a way, to give up all the money he can earn to the family, and keep the barest pittance for himself.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
What man would even lose the smallest of his joints for such a trifling pittance?
“Rather than vegetate upon her small pittance,” returned the doctor briskly.Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
It is well known that these are eaten raw: but after so many labours, so various and so rude, the pittance was meagre.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
We deemed death as welcome in one shape as in another, and relinquished our labors and our pittance of food together.