Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd 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.


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More on Economy and Jobs

Apr 17, 2018 Press Release

The Last Day of our 32-Year-Old Tax Code is TODAY

Next year, when you file your taxes, 80% of households are expected to have to pay less!

Some other benefits resulting from the #TaxCutsandJobsAct include;

Mar 8, 2018 Press Release

The IRS has Announced Updated Withholding Tables

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement after the IRS published their updated withholding tables for 2018.

Feb 12, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Wilson’s Statement on President Donald Trump and OMB Director Mulvaney’s FY19 Budget Request

West Columbia, S.C. – Representative Joe Wilson (R-Springdale) released the following statement after President Donald Trump and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney released the President’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2019.

Feb 12, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Joe Wilson Celebrates Tax Cuts Bill With Local Business Owners

Aiken, S.C. – Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-Springdale) visited Norman Dunagan, owner of Whiskey Alley restaurant and Dumpster Depot, to congratulate him on his expansion resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Rep. Wilson later met with Clancy Cipkala, President and CEO of Solara Hospitality in West Columbia. Solara Hospitality is providing bonuses for their hotel hourly associates due to the tax cuts passed by Republicans.

Feb 9, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Joe Wilson Supports Bi-Partisan Budged Agreement that Properly Funds our Armed Services

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House passed a two-year budget agreement that finally provides critical relief from sequestration for defense and domestic spending by lifting strict budget caps, and raises the debt ceiling to ensure that the federal government can continue to pay its bills. 

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