Sales taxes hurt consumers by reducing their purchasing power. When their purchasing power goes down, they end up purchasing less, and this in turns hurts merchants. This in turn forces merchants to lay off workers and place fewer orders, which has the dual effect of increasing unemployment and hurting manufacturers and importers.
As you have guessed it, this does not end there. When manufacturers receive fewer orders, they produce less, lay off workers, and order fewer raw materials. This in turns increases yet again unemployment and as manufacturers order fewer raw materials, natural resource extractors get hurt, and again, they lay off more workers.
Now, with all this unemployment, consumer spending takes a nosedive, which aggravates the situation further, and reduces revenues from sales taxes as a result. What do the States typically do when revenues go down? That's right, they increase the sales tax and make their predicament worse in the long run.
If States want to increase revenues, consumption taxes are the wrong way to go.