Even some Republicans are speaking out against the G-O-P's counter-proposal, presented by House Speaker John Boehner.
House GOP sources say they hope conservative backlash is proof to the White House that Boehner is trying to compromise.
President Obama says a deal must include tax hikes on the wealthiest Americans.
If lawmakers can't work things out, sweeping tax hikes and automatic spending cuts will go into effect in January.
And that's something neither party wants.