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

Apr 8, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) took to the House floor this morning to urge Senate Democrats to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the House and pass a bill that funds military troops and their families for the rest of the year.

Click here to view the speech from earlier today.

Apr 8, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after announcing he will return his Congressional salary accrued in the event of a potential federal government shutdown:

“As long as the federal government remains shutdown, I will not accept my compensation and will return my salary back to the Treasury Department. Our brave men and women fighting in harm’s way are going without compensation – Members of Congress should do the same.”

Mar 31, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after joining the bipartisan Balanced Budget Amendment Caucus to fight the culture of overspending in Washington and to restore fiscal sanity to the federal government:


“America’s national debt stands at $14.2 trillion and the current year’s deficit is estimated to be $1.5 trillion. The only way to avoid financial ruin is with a Constitutional Amendment that requires both Congress and the president to be held accountable to taxpayers.

Mar 31, 2011 Article
Normally, birthdays are cause for celebration. They allow us to take a moment and reflect on the past year. It is hard to believe that just one short year ago, liberals in Congress haphazardly rammed through a 2,800 page health care bill that made its way to the President’s desk where it was signed, sealed, and delivered to the American people. The arrogant manner in which the partisan Democratic leadership refused to explain what was specifically in the bill bothers me to this day.
Mar 31, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement upon hearing the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s plans to launch an investigation looking into the Administration’s actions on terminate the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository:


“I applaud the efforts of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. I agree with Chairmen Upton and Shimkus with regards to launching an investigation as to the reasoning behind halting the development for the Yucca repository since no evidence suggests there was either a scientific or a technical basis.