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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Are the politicians in Washington moving toward a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff? If so, that would be good for business and terrific for the stock market, Jim Cramer told "Mad Money" viewers Tuesday. That may just be why the market was soaring again today -- the time to get into stocks will be before, not after, a deal is announced. Cramer said the rhetoric in Washington seems to be softening lately, and today's rally foreshadows just what could happen if a deal is reached. Some of his most important indicators, such as the transports, are breaking out of their trading range, signaling the economy may be slowly coming back to life. Nothing tells you how well the economy is like planes, trains and trucks, noted Cramer. Then there are the financials, another beaten-down sector that is coming back to life. Cramer said that he still thinks stocks including Goldman Sachs ( GS), Citigroup ( C) and Wells Fargo ( WFC), a stock he owns for his charitable trust,