What the ‘fiscal cliff’ means for the tea party movement

The bill was 153 pages long. It was written only the day before, by Washington insiders working in the dark of night.

And most significantly, the bill would raise taxes but do relatively little to cut government spending or the massive federal deficit.

To a tea-party-influenced crop of House Republicans, the bill to resolve the “fiscal cliff” crisis was everything they had wanted to change about the way Washington worked. Too rushed. Too bloated. Too secretive. Too expensive.

On Tuesday would come their last test.

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