Others object that the "deal"-makers caved far too early, and could have sweated Obozo & Co. for another umpty-billion bucks by stalling for another 20 days or so. Still others were echoing Cassandra: the "deal" will trigger massive inflation.
No matter. The "deal" was cut. Since your children and grandchildren will pay for it, the Ruling Class doesn't really give a rip. This bill is the DC version of Flee-Bagging, and the Clock Tower should build an addition.
Now come Herb Titus and Bill Olson who have another objection: the damn thing is un-Constitutional.
Oh, that's not all. Not by a long shot.
...the joint select committee on deficit reduction provision undermines the constitutionally established bicameral legislative process.
("Yield" is not accurate. "Abscond" is the correct word, thus the Clock Tower analogy.)
They authors discuss the "12 Wise Men" horse-shit and conclude:
...As the Supreme Court observed in I.N.S. v. Chadha, 462 U.S. 919, 949 (1983), "by providing that no law could take effect without the prescribed majority of the Members of both Houses, the Framers reemphasized their belief ... that legislation should not be enacted unless it has been carefully and fully considered by the Nation's elected officials."
That's only a detail, that "Constitution" stuff. After all, there's a re-election to worry about, right?
What we have here is a blatant fraud. Republicans and Democrats can posture, inveigh, campaign, and screech to their hearts' content while figuratively going to the Clock Tower for cocktails and dinner.
They should bring violins, too. Music makes conflagrations so much more bearable.