Congressman Joe Wilson is ubiquitous as he campaigns daily around the state. He’s made arrangements to visit more than 30 businesses where he may be waiting tables or perhaps flipping pancakes. You could possibly find him working the cash register at a video store.
It’s what Wilson does this time every year: a bus tour of the entire district. He’s taking the opportunity now to make his point about employment by shadowing employees at different jobs at local companies:
I was happy to be at a Tiger Express Quick Shop, helping behind the counter. I’ve helped lay bricks at the State Farmer’s Market. And each of these forms of employment are jobs. These are good jobs. These are very worthwhile and fulfilling jobs. And I want people to know that I appreciate what they do, but I want more jobs, and whatever I can do to create a more positive environment to create jobs.
Congressman Wilson believes that cutting taxes for individuals and businesses is the first step in helping put more people back to work.
…by cutting taxes across the board, five percent. Small businesses would right away, have the ability to hire new personnel. Then consumers would be able to have liquidity to buy product, which is the definition of how you grow a small business. They have to have sales. And so this is the way we should be growing the economy. It should be bi-partisan. This is what John Kennedy did in 1961, what Ronald Reagan did in 1981.
Wilson is running for re-election in the 2nd Congressional District against opponent Democratic candidate Rob Miller. Miller began running his ads on Wednesday, becoming the first candidate to begin advertising in the general election.