The Republicans are running the debt talks to the wire in order to take advantage of the urgency that will surround final wording. Watch for inclusions and exclusions in the deal that though objectionable will be to late do something about.
Its going to be classic mugging of the people at gun point. And the object of the "your money or your life" will probably be social security.
Think along the lines of "...under duress..." and "...less than arms length..."