Jimmy Carter would agree and we all know how that worked. See the thing you are missing is that we aren't saying no taxes we are saying as little taxes as needed to run the federal government, what the constitution outlines anyway. If the states want to spend spend spend they have that right but when they go bankrupt like most are now they will eventually realize that people don't pay into the tax system if they don't have money to buy things. The federal government does not have a constitutional right to take my money via taxes and give it to another person that does not pay any taxes. Whether it has been done or not is not the point, please point out where in the constitution does it state that it has the power to tax for welfare.
What seldom gets mentioned is that government spending, either for hard goods or for transfer payments such as tax "credits" where no taxes have been paid, work just as well as other tax cuts in stimulating growth or stimulating inflation.