From the Washington Examiner:

Casey Burgat, an expert on Congress at the R Street Institute who previously worked on issues of congressional staffing at the Congressional Research Service, said that the pay cap “may make sense” for Ocasio-Cortez’ office “given their commitment to her and her vision.”

Ocasio-Cortez, in her short time in office, has become one of the most prominent advocates of left-wing policies to lessen inequality, saying that an economic system that allows some people to be billionaires while others suffer poverty is “immoral.”

Burgat said, though, that the pay cap probably would not work as a policy for more or all offices to follow — if it were implemented more broadly, it would likely lead to a mass exodus of staffers to the private sector, where they would enjoy higher-paying, lower-stress jobs.

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