The International Social Survey Programme asked Americans and Europeans whether they believe "It is the responsibility of the government to reduce the differences in income between people with high incomes and those with low incomes." In virtually all of Western Europe more than 50% agree, and in many countries it is much higher—77% in Spain, whose redistributive economy is in shambles.
And while only 33% of Americans agreed, 100% of those in the current administration are part of that 33% and currently have the means to work their will no matter what you or I think. As soon as enough people are on the dole or are in government jobs, there will not be enough opposition to defeat massive redistribution and we will have become Greece.
Slouching Toward Athens: The Obama agenda and the Europeanization of America