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 has destroyed jobs and taken more money out of hard earned paychecks. His Administration continues to portray an outlook that our economy is recovering.  Although our unemployment rate is decreasing, it is clear that the President’s failed policies and broken promises are not helping Americans find employment, but simply growing our national debt.

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 passed over 40 job-creating bills this Congress. Unfortunately, a majority of these pieces of legislation remain stalled in the Senate graveyard awaiting action.

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

Sep 21, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced it will continue to build its presence in South Carolina with another commitment to expand operations in Aiken County. The $1.2 billion investment will create 850 jobs, expand current facilities by 474,000 feet, and include the construction of a brand new 1.5 million square foot manufacturing facility in Aiken County: 

Sep 21, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) has announced a tour of the Second Congressional District beginning on Monday, September 26, 2011. Media availability is denoted by *:

2011 Wilson District Tour Schedule

Monday, September 26

Sep 15, 2011 Press Release

Legislation introduced by Congressman Tim Scott, the Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act (H.R. 2587), was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today as the first strike in House Republicans’ efforts to roll back burdensome government regulations. The legislation, which was co-sponsored by Representatives Trey Gowdy and Joe Wilson of South Carolina, passed by a bipartisan margin of 238-186 and would prevent the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from dictating the location of American jobs.

Sep 12, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) recently unveiled a new page on the website for the Second Congressional District of South Carolina where constituent input is being solicited on how to reduce the national debt. The suggestions will then be presented directly to the recently formed Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction:

Sep 8, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after President Obama’s addressed a joint session of Congress this evening regarding the Administration’s jobs program: