Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Articles

Jun 1, 2009 Article
"With gas prices slowly rising, it would seem absurd for Congress to be charging forward with a massive new energy tax. Nevertheless, under an ineffective and high-tax proposal called cap and trade, Democrats are poised to increase the burden on American families and small business. Their cap-and-tax program will raise the price at the pump while increasing your home utility bills and the price of any product that required energy to produce."
Apr 26, 2009 Article
"Today marks an unfortunate annual occurrence for taxpayers: "Debt Day." This is the day on the government's fiscal calendar when it has exhausted available tax revenues for that year and begins borrowing and adding to the taxpayer's debt. In other words, it is the day the government starts running up the credit card bill."
Apr 26, 2009 Article
Today marks an unfortunate annual occurrence for taxpayers: "Debt Day." This is the day on the government's fiscal calendar when it has exhausted available tax revenues for that year and begins borrowing and adding to the taxpayer's debt. In other words, it is the day the government starts running up the credit card bill.
Mar 31, 2009 Article
"When Americans go to the polls to elect someone to public office, we go into a private booth and fill out a secret ballot. We have that right to make a choice without fear of intimidation or retribution. Imagine one day being told that you no longer had the right to a secret ballot because some powerful interests in Washington had decided to replace it. Now, each individual would be required to publicly declare their candidate of choice to anyone within eyesight or earshot. This would seem outrageous and a clear attack on the fabric of our democratic process. Yet right now there is a bill in Congress that would do the same thing for every worker who is deciding whether or not to form and join a union."
Feb 23, 2009 Article
"Americans are facing mounting job losses, depletion in their retirement accounts, and a large number of home foreclosures that sit at the heart of this economic crisis.  No one refutes the seriousness of the situation we face, and few if any have advocated that we simply do nothing.  However, in the name of urgency, decisions were made in Washington without transparency or a complete disclosure of their consequences.  Left unaddressed, the type of borrowing and spending mandated by the $787 billion spending bill could ultimately do more harm than good.  It could spawn a new wave of inflation, higher interest rates, and higher taxes."
Jan 28, 2009 Article
"This week, Congress will vote on a massive $825 billion spending package introduced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leadership. In an all too familiar fashion, Democrats are citing the current economic recession as an instance that demands billions in new government spending."
Aug 17, 2008 Article
"When most Americans see the high price of gasoline, they wonder how they will afford groceries, school supplies or the gas to get to work. While these are real concerns, the high price of fuel is a symptom of a much larger issue that left unaddressed threatens America's military and diplomatic advantage."
Jul 14, 2008 Article
"Five years ago, when I first visited Israel, I met a people filled with optimism yet stuck in the midst of terrorism. This month, I returned to Israel for a nationwide fact-finding tour to learn what progress had been made and what obstacles to peace remain. While I was encouraged by the growth in domestic tranquillity, I was simultaneously disturbed to see more evidence of Iran's negative influence in the region motivated by its determination for regional supremacy."
Jul 7, 2008 Article
"The Global War on Terrorism has had many consequences for the security of our nation and the strength and vitality of our Armed Forces. While on-going military operations require our forces to adapt, the troops on the ground continue to perform brilliantly. Our brave men and women in uniform continue to do all that we have asked of them. And so it is incumbent upon those of us who are protected by these brave patriots to ensure we give them not only the tools they need in theater but that we provide for them when they return home."
Jun 17, 2008 Article
"The impact of rising energy prices on America's wallet is unsustainable in the long run. Americans cannot afford skyrocketing energy prices with no end in sight and no strategic framework to meet our future energy needs. We can blame energy companies, tax American businesses, demand more from oil-rich nations and yet continue to fall short of energy independence and lower prices. Or, we can do what America does best - couple innovation with opportunity and see what this nation can produce."

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