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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Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the sales tax legislation allowing online retailer Amazon to create 2,000 jobs in the Midlands became law at midnight this morning:
“I would like to commend the job creation efforts of the South Carolina Legislature in conjunction with local government leaders, the local business community, and the citizens of the Midlands. Amazon can now move forward in creating over 2,000 full-time jobs in the Midlands.
From the mountains of the Upstate to the beaches of the Lowcountry, South Carolina is full of natural beauty. It is home to hard-working, loyal, kindhearted and resilient people. South Carolina has wonderful schools, a world-class port, vibrant research universities and highly regarded hospitals and medical centers. South Carolinians are among the first to help other states when calamity strikes. The people of the Palmetto State are proud, brave and, as the National Labor Relations Board, is soon to realize, not easily intimidated.
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the South Carolina Senate voted to pass legislation that would allow for online retailer Amazon to create 2,000 jobs to the Midlands:
“I am thankful the South Carolina Senate passed this legislation. Amazon is one step closer to completing its $125 million distribution facility that will bring 2,000 new jobs to the Midlands.
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), a member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, released the following statement after today’s Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions hearing focused on “Corporate Campaigns and the NLRB: The Impact of Union Pressure on Job Creation.”
In further action aimed at preserving the freedom of right-to-work states, Rep. Tim Scott (SC-01) introduced The Job Protection Act to underscore current protection of state laws in the National Labor Relations Act. Initiated with his South Carolina colleagues, Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-02) and Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-04), this legislation will prevent the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from moving forward with their case against Boeing or attempting similar action against other companies.