There is a point to keep in mind following the state of the union address in the USA.
We may believe that more redistribution is required to meet/maintain our social contract. That is fine. We may believe that more redistribution is “morally right”. That is fine.
But lifting taxes in of itself isn’t redistribution. The higher revenue from taxes must then be passed on to the poor – providing it directly as a transfer is the most obvious way.
Having the government lift taxes, and then arbitrarily use it for “industrial policy” or some other pet project is not redistribution – it is a large institution taking advantage of its position to waste other peoples resources for its own sense of pleasure.
If society wants redistribution it should get it, but this implies higher benefit payments (or policies that increase equality of opportunity directly) not just higher taxes. It involves actually redistributing income, not taking it and pissing it in the wind.