Addison ‘Joe’ Graves Wilson, Sr. - U.S. House of Representatives, District #2 (SC) - Republican (Incumbent)
First elected: 12/18/2001
Last elected: 11/02/2010
Platform (per his campaign website):
"The Joe Means Jobs 3 Point Plan":
1. 5% across the board tax cut (HR 470)
2. Repeal and replace Obamacare (HR 4944)
3. 20% discretionary spending cut. Returning spending to 2008 levels and keeping it that way until the federal budget is balanced in 2019. (H.Con.Res. 281)
- 5% across the board income tax cut
- Increase Child Tax Credit to $5,000
- Make the 15% rate on Capital Gains and Dividends permanent
- Make all withdrawals from IRAs Tax-and Penalty-Free
- Permanently repeal required distributions on retirement accounts
- Increase by 50% the tax deduction on student loans and on qualified higher education expenses
- Allow small business a tax deduction of 20% of their income
- Encourage responsible home buyers with a credit of $7,500.
"Real Healthcare Reform":
- Protect Medicare for the millions of seniors that rely on this important program
- Provide access to care for pre-existing conditions
- Allow for competition, and let you buy a personalized insurance plan across state lines that works for you, not Washington
- Encourage employers to offer discounts for employees with healthy habits
- Work to eliminate frivolous lawsuits that ultimately drive up the cost of healthcare
- Offer citizens tax dollars back through credits and deductions so they can purchase an affordable plan that works for them
Jan. 16, 2012 Voted YEA on Disapproval of President’s Authority to Raise the Debt Limit: Vote on a motion to proceed to consideration of a joint resolution that disapproves of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit for the United States.
Nov. 1, 2011 Voted YEA on Encourages Display of “In God We Trust” in Public Buildings and Schools: Vote to pass a concurrent resolution that reaffirms the phrase “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States of America, and encourages public display of the motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions.
NOTE: THIS IS A NON-BINDING CONCURRENT RESOLUTION. IT IS NOT SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT AND THEREFORE DOES NOT HOLD THE WEIGHT OF LAW.
Dec. 22, 2010 Voted NAY on 9/11 Health and Compensation Act: Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that establishes the World Trade Center Health Program for responders to and survivors of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and extends coverage under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
Dec. 8, 2010 Voted NAY on DREAM Act:
-Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to cancel the removal of an undocumented immigrant and grant him or her conditional nonimmigrant status for a period of 5 years if the following provisions are met (Secs. 6 & 7):
-The undocumented immigrant has been able to lawfully remain in the United States after such an order was issued; or
-The undocumented immigrant received the order before he or she became 16 years old; and
-The undocumented immigrant in question has been residing in the United States for 5 or more years and was younger than 16 years old when he or she initially entered the United States;
-The undocumented immigrant has been “a person of good moral character” since he or she initially entered the United States which includes, but is not limited to, having not been convicted of an offense punishable by more than 1 year of prison;
-The undocumented immigrant has either been admitted to an institute of higher learning or has earned a high school diploma or GED (General Education Development) certificate;
-The undocumented immigrant has “never been under a final administrative or judicial order of exclusion, deportation, or removal”, unless:-The undocumented immigrant is under the age of 30, as of the date of the bill’s enactment.
*You can find a more detailed list of US Rep. Joe Wilson’s voting history by clicking HERE
Official 2012 Campaign Page