Washington (CNN)-With "sacred cows" on the table for both parties in the debt deal brokered between Democrats and Republicans, it's no wonder protests are drowning out cheers.
But the loudest protests are being hurled on the same side of the aisle, as Democrats accuse their own leaders of "capitulating" while Republicans say their leadership has accepted a deal that doesn't do enough.
So who may be feeling the biggest squeeze from the debt deal-which forced both sides to compromise? The middle.
In statements released today, groups from the far left and right voiced their displeasure over the agreement to raise the nation's debt ceiling and tackle the deficit at the same time. The bill has not been passed, but will be taken up by House of Representatives first, followed by the Senate.
And though many have said tea party members were the biggest winners of the debt deal for forcing Congress to tie deficit reduction with a debt ceiling increase - a feat never accomplished before - Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express, expressed plenty of discontent with the deal Monday.
"I am not satisfied with this," she said in an interview on Fox News. "We're sick and tired of things going on behind closed doors and then [bills] being crammed down our throats at the last minute."
The influentially conservative Club for Growth took Kremer's sentiments one step further in a statement expressing "concern" for the "lack of guaranteed future spending cuts," and "a commission that could still recommend job-killing tax increases." Stung that a balanced budget amendment was not included in the deal, the Club for Growth urged members to oppose the deal.
And the Heritage Foundation blasted the fruit of Speaker Boehner's efforts as "insufficient." Citing the possibility that a "'super committee' tasked with brokering a grand bargain" will implement "massive tax hikes, massive defense cuts, or both," the group declared, "Heritage Action opposes the Budget Control Act of 2011."
On the other side of the aisle, the progressive Campaign for America's Future also urged a "no" vote for the "raw deal" to raise the nation's debt ceiling from Democratic caucus members. And the co-director of the organization, Robert Borosage, called tea party members "terrorists" who were willing to "hold the economy hostage to get their way."
"The raw deal will impede any recovery. It precludes any serious action on jobs from the federal government," he said in a website post. "The terms of the agreement are complicated, the capitulation is clear."
Justin Ruben, executive director of Dem super group MoveOn.org, said the debt agreement was a "bad deal" all-around. Envisioning damage to economic recovery, the middle class, and the long-term budget, the group claims seniors and the middle class will "bear the burden of the debt deal."
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee summed up the thoughts of angry Democrats in a written statement.
"This deal will kill our economy and is an attack on middle-class families." Asking Democratic members of Congress to oppose the bill, the PCCC blasted the deal for asking "nothing of the rich" and subjecting the entitlement programs of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid for spending cuts.
"Democrats should focus on jobs-not cuts-in order to grow our economy," the statement said.
CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.