Biden: We don't need 'socialism'
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Vice President Biden on Wednesday offered criticism of "socialism" during a speech abroad, seemingly a shot at Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersMellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) Former Sanders campaign manager: Don't expect email list to be shared with DNC Adult film star: Trump and Stormy Daniels invited me to 'hang out' MORE, a self-described democratic socialist and Democratic candidate for president.

Biden made the remark in a keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, where he called for "a more progressive tax code" and a strengthening of the middle class.

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"Keeping billions of dollars in offshore tax havens might be good for your shareholders, but it robs your own country," Biden told those in attendance at the international event.
 
Biden called on corporate executives to shift their tactics and put a greater emphasis on workers, saying a proportionate tax code was a component of restructuring to focus on long-term growth.
 
Sanders often touts "democratic socialism" in his calls for the wealthy to pay their "fair share" in taxes. He is in second place in the Democratic presidential race, 13 percent points behind rival Hillary Clinton in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls.
 
Biden has yet to endorse a candidate. He faced backlash for remarks last week praising Sanders and calling Clinton "relatively new" to the issue of income inequality.