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

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: 

Sep 2, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its August jobs report. The unemployment rate remained at 9.1% as the economy showed no net gain of new jobs:


“Yet again, the jobs report is dismal. Out-of-control spending coupled with failed stimulus plans have proven to do nothing to address the unemployment rate in America. These political gimmicks have only left our nation with empty promises coupled with larger deficits and debts.

Aug 21, 2011 Press Release
Due to his recent possible contraction of Lyme disease, Congressman Wilson will be postponing the annual Second Congressional District Tour until the week of September 26th-30th. The town hall scheduled for August 22 in Chapin will be rescheduled until the week of September 26th-30th as well.

Aug 18, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) has announced a tour of the Second Congressional District beginning on Monday, August 22, 2011. Media availability is denoted by *:

2011 Wilson District Tour Schedule

Monday, August 22