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VAT Chance: Rand Paul, Ben Cardin Push to Change Tax Code

Both members of the unlikely duo insist a tax on spending doesn't have to hurt the poor.
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Ben Cardin and Rand Paul don't have much in common. 

The Maryland Democrat is a reliable vote for President Barack Obama's agenda. The Kentucky Republican, who is seeking his party's 2016 presidential nomination, is anything but.