No one knows how much illegals cost the taxpayers. Do you? I do know the biggest tax rate cut for the top 2% helped triple the National debt during the Bush years. By the way, the top tax rate dropped from 39.6% to 35% As a comparison, the 28% bracket dropped to 25%. Keep in mind, when all the lower bracket rates drop, the top 2% also benefit because they enjoy the drop in those brackets also. It must also be pointed out that the personal exemption also has gone up during this period for all taxpayers which serves to lower the effective tax rate for all including the top 2%.