It’s not too late for Coffman and Gardner to put their middle-class Colorado constituents’ needs in front of those of the GOP and the wealthy. It’s unlikely they’ll vote to kill a compromise bill, but it’s possible to at least force their party leaders to remove the meanest, most pernicious elements of this fast-cobbled disaster

The Senate plan is even worse. This version offers the same mathematical cheats and lies to pretend it doesn’t balloon the national debt. But Republican members of the Senate — this is an entirely GOP operation dependent on a parliamentary trick to keep Democrats from having anything to do with it — have sneaked in unrelated poisons, such as anti-abortion-rights measures, Obamacare repeal legislation and a host of  inappropriate Trojan horses