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

May 18, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the South Carolina House of Representatives voted to create 2,000 jobs in the Midlands:

“I would like to congratulate the South Carolina House of Representatives for passing legislation that creates 2,000 new jobs by in the Midlands of South Carolina. I now encourage the South Carolina Senate to follow the House’s lead in promoting job creation.”

May 11, 2011 Article
Over the last two years, the price of a gallon of gasoline has more than doubled. In January of 2009, the nationwide average was $1.84. Today, that same gallon could cost you $4.00. During his campaign, the President promised to skyrocket energy costs. Domestic oil production in the United States has decreased by 16% since 2010. Higher fuel costs affect so many aspects of our lives: grocery bills, commuting costs, and job opportunities just to name a few.

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: