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

Jan 20, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement this evening after President Obama concluded his State of the Union address:

Jan 14, 2015 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) today issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015, to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the remainder of the current fiscal year:

Jan 9, 2015 Press Release

(West Columbia, SC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02)  today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline:

“A majority of Americans support building the Keystone XL Pipeline to create jobs and strengthen our nation’s energy security, yet President Obama continues to block this critical infrastructure project that has been delayed for over six years. The most environmentally secure means to transport oil is by pipeline, and this project has overwhelming bipartisan support.

Jan 6, 2015 Press Release

(West Columbia, SC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) today issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act of 2015, to permit employers to exclude employees who already have health coverage through a Department of Defense program when determining whether they must provide health care coverage to their employees under Obamacare:

Jan 2, 2015 Press Release

(West Columbia, SC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after unveiling his 2015 Legislative Agenda at several press conferences across South Carolina’s Second Congressional District in West Columbia, Aiken, and Barnwell.

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