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

Mar 25, 2011 Article
This week, as we approach the eve of the 32nd anniversary of the Three Mile Island incident, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is to hear oral arguments from Aiken County, the state of South Carolina, and others who are challenging the legality of the president's decision to abandon the permanent nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain.

Mar 23, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement on the one year birthday of ObamaCare, the federal government takeover of health care:

“Normally, birthdays are cause for celebration. They allow us to take a moment and reflect on the past year. ObamaCare is no cause for celebration. 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.

Mar 17, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House voted to eliminate funding the National Public Radio (NPR) with taxpayers’ dollars:

Mar 8, 2011 Article

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its February 2011 job report. The economy added 192,000 jobs, while more than 15 million people are without a job.

Mar 3, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement regarding the House vote to pass the 1099 Repeal Bill, H.R. 4, the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011:

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