Umm and the 38% of Americans that DON'T pay taxes get a check, where does that money come from?
He is redistributing the wealth.
Taxes are inevitable - so how do you get the tax that isn't a "redistribution"? Either you put a flat tax per person which hits the poor very hard (as it becomes a high proportion of their income) or you choose a percentage based scheme which hits the
richest in real terms the most. Arguably you should choose a weighted percentage system, since the super-wealthy pay as a proportion of their income much more on luxuries and non-essentials.
There is no such thing as a tax scheme that isn't a redistribution of wealth.