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

Feb 16, 2012 Press Release
Congressman Joe Wilson released the following statement following the passage of H.R. 3408, the Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy and Resource Security (PIONEERS) Act, a bill that creates jobs and promotes an all-of-the-above energy policy: 
Dec 20, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson released the following statement regarding the payroll tax cut, unemployment insurance reforms, and Medicare physician payments:

Dec 9, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson released the following statement after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced it has withdrawn the case against Boeing:


Dec 2, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement in response to the November jobs report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Nov 21, 2011 Press Release
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced he will be hosting a town hall meeting in South Carolina's Second Congressional District to focus on job creation and ways to remove barriers to allow for private-sector growth.

Wilson invites all residents of the Second Congressional District to attend the meeting next week.

Tuesday, November 22nd @ 6PM

Forest Acres City Hall

5205 North Trenholm Road

Columbia, SC 29206