Have you ever noticed that Republicans, when talking about taxes, claim that every dollar taken from a person's hands and given to the government is a dollar misspent? The person who earned that money has better uses for it than the government, and when he or she spends it it will operate more efficiently as a spur to economic growth than it ever could in the government's hands.
Then, when Republicans are talking about immigration, what's their #1 issue? The illegal immigrant's failure to pay taxes! Actually, they should be pinning medals on those brave noncitizens who manage to play such a productive role in society by paying almost no taxes (not zero, of course, because of sales taxes), and thereby creating more jobs than the rest of us
Now that the inconsistency has been pointed out, I'm sure the Republicans will rush to fix it, one way or the other — or when they stop fooling most of the people most of the time.