Beaufort - Repealing health care reform and cutting taxes are at the top of U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson's agenda and thanks to a new Republican-led House of Representatives, he's optimistic about his goals.
For the past four years, I've had my agenda, but sadly, the agenda hadn't progressed very far, Wilson said Monday during a stop at Earl's Body Shop in Beaufort. There are 87 new conservatives who will be sworn in on Wednesday. And so I'm excited.
The 30-minute stop was the last of three the West Columbia Republican made Monday to outline his agenda. He fielded questions from a group of about 20 people at the businesses where he also made a campaign stop during his re-election bid last year.
This was the last stop that he had prior to his re-election, said Fred Krumm, owner of Earl's Body Shop. I love for him to come out because he listens to us.
Wilson said he chose the location to highlight the importance of job creation, and suggested a 5 percent, across-the-board income-tax cut to jump-start hiring.