Correct. But it was pointless for a number of reasons Representatives and Senators aren't in it for the paychecks, they're in it for the graft, which will continue to flow like the Niagara. They should have included staff salaries, that would have had an effect. But they did not because they are clever bastards.
But it is actually a point of "pride" for both sides. They think of themselves as superior human beings.
But it is good enough for the Navy shipyard worker, or the military TRICARE physician assistant, or the NASA employee.
And Ryan and Boehner have announced they have "moved on" and don't care about the cuts to the military anymore.
That's mighty big of them.