Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2th District of South Carolina

Economy and Jobs

Economic success stems from limited government and expanded freedom. For years, President Obama’s agenda has destroyed jobs and taken more money out of hard earned paychecks. His Administration continues to portray an outlook that our economy is recovering.  Although our unemployment rate is decreasing, it is clear that the President’s failed policies and broken promises are not helping Americans find employment, but simply growing our national debt.

In order to increase national employment and put our economy back on the path to prosperity, our nation must maintain a strong right-to-work workforce.  South Carolina’s positive pro-business environment proves that these policies will create jobs and bring success. I believe we should provide broad, growth-oriented, permanent incentives for economic activity across all sectors and industries, with immediate application and sustained, long-term implications. This will ensure that Washington takes a back seat to Main Street and job creators are empowered to do what they do best—create jobs.  Small businesses, which are America’s job creators, deserve positive encouragement. 

House Republicans know what it takes to get our economy moving again, which is why we have passed over 40 job-creating bills this Congress. Unfortunately, a majority of these pieces of legislation remain stalled in the Senate graveyard awaiting action.

I believe in the power and promise of the American people to do what is necessary to rebuild our economy and to make it stronger.  The government, for its part, needs to be bold but also precise.  Our economy will recover, so we must prepare for that recovery by avoiding actions today that could lead to hyperinflation, high interest rates, and higher taxes in the future.

More on Economy and Jobs

Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal:

“It is sad to me that throughout his two terms, the President has never proposed a budget that balances. The President’s record $4.1 trillion budget grows our national debt and passes the buck to our children and grandchildren. We need meaningful reforms that will create jobs and support national defense—not new taxes which would increase the gas tax by 24 cents a gallon.  

Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the President’s Budget Request terminated funding to the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication facility (MOX) at the Savannah River Site:

“Terminating funding to the MOX facility is yet another example of the President’s refusal to see the facts. The MOX facility is crucial to our environmental clean-up missions, which produces green fuel, and national security. This decision to eliminate funding to the MOX facility is counterproductive and short-sighted. 

Feb 3, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) testified before the House Budget Committee, requesting resources for critical infrastructure at the Savannah River Site (SRS).

“SRS is a critical to our national security and environmental clean-up missions,” Wilson said. “We must ensure that it receives sufficient funding to carry out its mission.”

Click here to view a video of Congressman Wilson’s remarks to the Budget Committee:

Feb 3, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) testified before the House Budget Committee, requesting resources for the Army’s training base at Fort Jackson in the Midlands.

“As the largest initial entry training facility for the U.S. Army, Fort Jackson is a vital component of our national security and a valued member of our Midlands community,” Wilson said. “We must ensure that it receives sufficient funding to carry out its mission.”

Jan 19, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) invited Congressman Rick Allen (GA-12), Congressman Mick Mulvaney (SC-05), and Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) on a bipartisan tour of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX) at the Savannah River Site:

“I am grateful to know first-hand the value the MOX facility and the Savannah River Site has to our national security and environmental cleanup missions—value that extends beyond South Carolina—to benefit American families.

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