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

Apr 2, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced he will be hosting a roundtable discussion 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 a $600 billion budget cut over the next ten years.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

8am – 10:00AM

Palmetto Room

Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce

930 Richland Street

Columbia, SC 29202

Mar 29, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the passage of the Path to Prosperity, the House Republican Budget for Fiscal Year 2013, by a vote of 228-191.

Mar 25, 2012 Editorial

When Senator Barack Obama campaigned for President of the United States, he promised energy rates “would necessarily skyrocket” under his policies.  Over the past three years, the President has held firm to this pledge. The prices of energy sources have nearly doubled since President Obama was sworn into office in January 2009. Over the past month alone, the price of gas has jumped thirty-one cents, increasing the average cost to $3.83 per gallon.

Mar 9, 2012 Press Release

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

Mar 2, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the Department of Energy announced the decision to bring small modular nuclear reactor technology to the Savannah River Site in Aiken, SC: