And the GOP weeps.

One of the main critics of the original House bill, Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma, expressed satisfaction with the legislation’s final cost.

“Every American recognizes the heroism of the 9/11 first responders,” Mr. Coburn said. “But it is not compassionate to help one group while robbing future generations of opportunity.”

Right, like say — putting hundreds of billions of dollars of tax cuts for millionaires on the country’s credit card.

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