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

Jun 7, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 436, the Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012.

Jun 1, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement this morning regarding the latest unemployment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

"Since the President was sworn into office in January 2009, our national debt has grown by over five trillion dollars and over 320,000 hardworking Americans have lost their jobs.  Instead of suggesting policies allowing small businesses to expand and create jobs, this Administration proposes more red tape and government restrictions.

May 4, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement today regarding the latest unemployment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“The latest jobs report marks the thirty-ninth consecutive month our nation’s unemployment rate has remained above eight percent.  With the passage of the nearly one trillion-dollar stimulus plan, the President assured Americans that unemployment would not exceed eight percent.  It is blatantly clear that the President’s failed policies are not working, but instead are contributing to our fifteen trillion-dollar debt.  

Apr 20, 2012 Press Release

(West Columbia, SC) - Congressman Joe Wilson plans to join First Community Bank of Lexington on Monday morning and participate in the “Teach Children to Save Day” program.  This program is a national campaign focused on the importance of teaching young people a lifelong savings habit.  Since 1997, the Teach Children to Save program has brought saving education to more than five million young people across America. Studies have found that students with saving accounts are more likely to attend college than those without one.

Apr 5, 2012 Press Release

This morning, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) hosted a roundtable with military, business, and community leaders to discuss the potential impacts of sequestration on South Carolina. Due to the passage of the Budget Control Act of 2011, the Department of Defense is expected to suffer an automatic $600 billion budget cut. These cuts will not be used to reduce our growing national deficit, but instead will be shifted from defense to other departments and agencies.