It’s pretty clear that many Americans want more from government and there are politicians willing to do so and encourage citizens to make that demand. But in making these demands politicians and citizens ignore the reality of paying for expanded social programs even while the evidence of what it takes to do so is right in front of us.
The United States has far from the highest taxation among developed countries, especially in Europe. We can only speculate as to the reaction in American if citizens faced the reality of paying for all they want. That would include higher income taxes, much higher payroll taxes, value added taxes and more.