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

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. 

Jan 30, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Representative Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement ahead of President Trump’s first State of the Union address this evening.

“We can all be grateful for President Donald Trump’s achievements in promoting peace through strength abroad and creating jobs and economic opportunity at home during his first year in office. President Trump has stood up to the dangerous regime in North Korea and encouraged our troops to seek victory, resulting in significant progress in defeating ISIL terrorists.