Why a little-known tax with a weird name could be key to ending the shutdown

The belly-button tax could be key in a deal to reopen the government. (Getty Images) The belly-button tax could be key in a deal to reopen the government. (Getty Images)


Why a little-known tax with a weird name could be key to ending the shutdown

The "belly-button tax" has suddenly become a major talking point in a deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.But when a two-year delay of the tax surfaced Monday as part of a potential deal in Congress, many political observers hadn't heard of the term. What's more, it's Democrats, not Republicans, who are asking to hold off on this portion of the 2010 health care law. Here's what you need to know about the belly-button tax:What it is: …

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