Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Wilson Votes in Favor of Repeal Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

Jan 19, 2011
Press Release
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) responded to the House passage of the Repeal Job-Killing Health Care Law Act.

“Today, the voice of the American people was heard on Capitol Hill. I am proud to have cast my vote in favor of the Repeal Job-Killing Health Care Law Act.

“If fully implemented, the administration’s current health care law would cost the American taxpayers almost $2.6 trillion. And it does very little in regards to alleviating the pressure rising health care costs place on the federal deficit. To the contrary, it would add an additional $701 billion to the deficit in its first ten years.

“Independent analyses have determined the health care law would cause significant job losses for the national economy. Drowning small businesses in over 10,000 pages of new regulations and unnecessary paper work is not the way to put our country back on the path to prosperity. With unemployment near ten percent, Congress can now focus on limiting spending and growing the national economy.

“This was a historic vote. The administration’s current health care law is not good policy for the people of the Second Congressional District of South Carolina. I am proud to stand alongside Speaker Boehner and support our Leadership’s efforts to repeal the current health care law.”