As an elected representative in a party that hopes to do OK in the next election, Murray shouldn't be saying that she's OK with people taking a major hit in their paychecks. You don't want to spite everyone to get leverage in a negotiation. The GOP was doing that last July over the debt ceiling, as it wasn't good for their favorability ratings. Did Murray somehow learn the lesson backwards?
Now I'll be looking for the signs that some of the Dems senators took her to the woodshed and made sure she learned the lesson right this time.
Patty Murray needs a minder...