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

May 9, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after Michelin of North America announced it will be creating more than 270 new jobs by expanding capacity and investing an additional $200 million in its Lexington, South Carolina, facility:


May 4, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after Wal-Mart announced plans to expand operations in South Carolina which would create 4,000 new jobs in the state:


“This announcement is very good news because it not only creates jobs in South Carolina but shows Wal-Mart’s commitment to the state. The state is equally committed to this retailer which will soon employ a total of 32,000 citizens in South Carolina. The building of new stores with the creation of thousands of jobs is great news for all parties involved.”   
Apr 20, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement as the National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against The Boeing Company for operating its airline assembly plant in South Carolina:


Apr 18, 2011 Press Release

MEDIA ADVISORY: Wilson Announces Town Hall Meetings  

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced he will be hosting two town hall meetings in South Carolina's Second Congressional District to focus on ending Washington's reckless spending. 

Wilson invites all residents of the Second Congressional District to attend these meetings in their neighborhoods next week.

Lexington: Monday, April 25th @ 5:30 p.m.

Lexington Town Hall Auditorium / 111 Maiden Lane, Lexington, SC 29072

Apr 15, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed, H. Con. Res. 34, Budget Committee Chairman Ryan’s Budget: