Washington (CNN) - They make for strange political bedfellows. Some on the right are joining their usual adversaries on the left in their anger at the proposed tax cut deal.
Many conservative activists are particularly upset that the measure would add almost $900 billion to the deficit - although they all support the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts, arguing those would spur economic growth.
Many conservatives, including Rep. Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota, are also concerned because the measure would increase some taxes, pointing to the resumption of the estate tax, as well as extending the unemployment compensation for the long-term unemployed without any offsetting spending cuts.
Bachmann told CNN's American Morning Friday she would not vote for the package as it is currently drafted.
"It ramps up spending in a big way, and it also ramps up deficits, and we are seeing a real difficulty with selling the treasury bonds," she said.
Leaders of the Tea Party Patriots group are asking each of their members to call five members of Congress urging them to vote against the proposal.
"The Deal" or 'The Tax Deal' as it is becoming known around the country between President Obama and Congressional Leadership is problematic. This is a deal that needs to be opposed," says the group on its website.
"I am very upset. It is a direct breach of the Republican pledge not to add to the deficit," the Tea Party Patriots' National Coordinator Mark Meckler told CNN.
"You have Republicans coming out of the gate breaching the pledge they made not to add to the deficit," Meckler also said.
Republican leaders countered they are not in charge of the House yet and have vowed there will be more fiscal control once the GOP takes control next month.
But news that the cost of the bill is approaching $1 trillion could help further spur more conservative outrage.
Sen. Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina, vowed earlier this week to filibuster the tax cut bill to prevent a vote on the Senate floor. He said those who ran from the right in the election said they would not vote for anything that increased the deficit.
"This does. It raises taxes, it raises the death tax," he told conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday.
Club For Growth, a fiscally conservative group that promotes limited government, declared this week its opposition to the tax cut compromise.
"This is bad policy, bad politics, and a bad deal for the American people," Chris Chocola, president of the group, told CNN. "The plan would resurrect the Death Tax, grow government, blow a hole in the deficit with unpaid-for spending, and do so without providing the permanent relief and security our economy needs to finally start hiring and growing again."
Sen.-Elect Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, told CNN Wednesday he would vote against the bill if he was already sworn in.
"One of my biggest concerns is the deficit. So, I think if you're going to extend and add new tax cuts, you should couple them with cuts in spending. Instead, we're coupling them with increases in spending, and I think that's the wrong thing to do," Paul told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room.
Other Republicans counter that the negative parts of the bill should be accepted in order to prevent bigger problems.
"The question is whether more economic damage to the U.S., to the U.S. economy by allowing the tax increases to go into effect if the tax cuts are not extended," Rep. Dan Lungren, R-California, told CNN.
Another issue of concern to some tea party activists is the appearance that this was another deal brokered in the back rooms in Washington.
"This reeks as politics as usual," Meckler told CNN. "There is zero transparency."
"We knew we would see politics as usual from the Democrats. For the Republicans we expected to see something different," he added. "There is a lot more housecleaning that needs to be done in 2012."
All of the activists are happy there is at least a short-term extension of the Bush-era tax cuts, but they would like to see them be made permanent.
A spokesman for the Tea Party Express group told CNN it sees the proposal as a small victory and better than nothing, although the group is worried since it hasn't seen the final bill.
Tennessee Tea Party activist Mark Skoda called the proposal a practical and pragmatic compromise. While he shared the concern about the growth it will cause in the deficit, he said it was a necessary step.
"The real question is whether the next Congress can take bold steps to reduce the deficit," Skoda told CNN.