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

Oct 27, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House of Representative voted to repeal H.R. 674, the 3 percent withholding tax aimed to be implemented in January of 2013:


Oct 26, 2011 Press Release

Representative Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after co-sponsoring H.R. 3000, the Empowering Patients First Act:


Oct 19, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after NK Newlook, a manufacturer of fixtures and retail interiors, announced it will be locating a manufacturing and distribution center in Barnwell County:


Oct 7, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement marking the 10th anniversary of the War in Afghanistan:


Oct 5, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) introduced the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, H.R 3094. This Act was introduced in response to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent action to rush union elections while empowering union bosses to manipulate the workplace to further their special interests: