AlterNet is reporting that Supercommittee Co-Chair Patty Murray Accepts Award from Defense Industry As She Mulls Cuts To Pentagon Budget.

Senator Patty Murray

“Murray’s individual take in defense industry donations since 2007 is greater than the combined total of the top four supercommittee Republican recipients.”

I phoned Murray’s Seattle office and asked her aide to pass on my request that Senator Murray raise taxes on the richest Americans, resist cuts to Social Security, and enact cuts to the defense budget. I said I realize that it’s politically difficult for her to do that.