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

Jul 7, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), a member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, released the following statement after today’s committee hearing focused on “Rushing Union Elections: Protecting the Interests of Big Labor at the Expense of Workers’ Free Choice.”

Wilson stated, “These proposals will represent a major shift in procedures that will adversely affect the rights of workers. 

Jun 21, 2011 Press Release


(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after being presented with the inaugural Political Forum Award for Advocacy by the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) this past Saturday at the AAHOA national convention in Las Vegas, Nevada:


Jun 16, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the Royal Bank of Canada was named as the new sponsor for the Heritage golf tournament:

“I would like to congratulate the Heritage Classic Foundation for securing a five year sponsorship with the Royal Bank of Canada. Ensuring this PGA event stays at Harbour Town is wonderful news for the Lowcountry and the state in general.

Jun 8, 2011 Press Release

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.

Jun 3, 2011 Article

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.