This is partly true, at least when progressives are in charge.

Campus Reform reports.

Exam claims ‘income redistribution’ among ‘main functions of government’

The role of government is to redistribute wealth, according to a course at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

A test, administered on April 29 in Professor John Traxler’s Healthcare Economics class, told students that “[o]ne of the main functions of government is income redistribution,” then asked them to explain what the statement meant. The correct answer was C: “Taxing the wealthy and giving it to those in poverty.”

Josh Fisher, a student in the class, told Campus Reform he was flabbergasted when he saw the question, given that it is premised on an unabashedly liberal view of a politically contentious issue.

“When I saw it I wanted to get up and leave,” he said. “I thought ‘there’s no way this is a real question at all.’”

“Fundamental concepts include: demand and supply, elasticity and marginalism, inflation, unemployment, business cycles, role of government,” states the course description on the school’s website, adding, “These concepts are then used to explain and analyze market structures, including perfect competition and monopoly.”

The website also defines the course learning outcomes, which include “[analyzing] the role of government and the effect of regulation on the healthcare section as described by economics.”

“I listen to talk radio a lot now: [Ben] Shapiro, [Steven] Crowder, [Andrew] Klavan, [Mark] Levin, and Milo [Yiannopoulos],” Fisher said. “So I knew that this type of liberal perspective being pushed on students was happening but I had no idea it was so blatant. Maybe the worst part is that so many of my classmates now believe this to be true.”