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Tea party questions

The tea party has had several impressive election wins, but there are still questions about how tea party candidates would govern. Dan Balz of the Washington Post wrote: "What are the boundaries of the tea party movement’s anti-government rhetoric? What role do the activists who have come to Washington to protest Obama’s 'takeover' of the health care system see for the federal government? How would they bring the federal budget into balance, and how quickly? What kind of regulation do they favor for big banks or corporations responsible for oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico? What else would they like to repeal beyond health care?"