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 destroyed jobs and tookore money out of hard earned paychecks. With President Donald Trump and strong majorities in the House and Senate, we have been given a new opportunity to promote positive conservative change.

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 promoted the "A Better Way" agenda that promotes job creation through tax cuts and deregulation.  

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

Oct 1, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson Applauds US-Mexico-Canada Agreement

West Columbia, S.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement applauding the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): 

Sep 28, 2018 Press Release

ICYMI: House Passes Tax Reform 2.0

Washington, D.C. – This week House Republicans passed three pieces of legislation, which makes tax cuts for individuals permanent, and helps small businesses provide retirement plans for employees and families start saving earlier.

Sep 26, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson Receives the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award

Washington, D.C.-  Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation's leading small business association, named him a Guardian of Small Business for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America's small businesses:

Sep 25, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson Praises President Trump's Speech at the UN General Assembly

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement praising President Donald Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly today: 

Aug 9, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Joe Wilson Applauds Decrease in Unemployment Claims

West Columbia, S.C. – Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement applauding the Department of Labor’s announcement today that they have adjusted the unemployment claims from last week, and highlighted a decrease in claims: