Yeah, it goes way beyond sales tax. There are also many states without sales tax, but they pay in other ways. Alaska doesn't have taxes because the state gets oil money.
Yes, but what do you get for all those taxes? Free healthcare, free childcare, free college, a reliable retirement pension system, infrastructure that is not crumbling, how many homeless people does your country have? I know it varies from country to country in the EU, those are just some examples of things that we lack in the US or are massive issues here. People here are so interested in their personal freedoms, they ignore all the issues that surround them that are contributing to the downfall of our society.
Everyone is trying to move to the US where government services are well funded, incomes are high, and costs are lower. When I moved to the US I saved much money on housing, on buying regular goods, and I had such higher income, I had more than enough money for all those things and more. I come from a large family of immigrants that all left failed locations in the UK and Canada, and most of Europe is worse than those two countries. (I did really like New Zealand and Australia though, some of my family moved there and are happier. Canada I don't like much). I personally tried to settle down in Taiwan originally. Love Taiwan.
The first thing my best friend did when he graduated was move to Texas to work as a latin dance instructor, and he desperately tried to stay there. When I lived in Vancouver you meet massive numbers of immigrants. They all say "I tried to move to the US but couldn't get a VISA, so since Canada is easy, I moved here, and I plan to move to the US later when I can". The number of times I've made friends with Koreans that just stay in Canada until they can move to the US is hilarious. 100 thousand of them in Canada all trying to leave Canada after arriving there.
ETC. Don't spread that nonsense about social services and taxes. It isn't true. If you want a lot of social services, move to a state that provides a lot of them.
I think the tariffs are a great idea. There should be a general 30 percent tariff on every good coming from China. There is a large world out there. The US can buy from any of the other 200 countries. Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Indonesia for example. Vietnam and The Philippines also. India. The list goes on.
There is a good reason for the tariffs. The US should not be transferring all the money and technology, particularly for advanced chip making, to China. The US is already overly dependent there on Taiwan, at least Taiwan is an ally.