As the Post and Courier recently reported, South Carolina’s jobless rate hit another all-time low in September, dropping almost a full percentage point since this time last year, with the Charleston region continuing to to have the lowest jobless rate among South Carolina’s four biggest metro areas. Additionally, the latest statistics from the Labor Department are highlighted by the biggest wage and salary increase, 3.1%, in a decade.
This employment success, coupled with the tens of billions of dollars in regulatory savings and the trillions of dollars in tax relief for American families and business owners, is in the crosshairs of Joe Cunningham and the DC Democrats.
As such, State Representative and Republican Nominee for Congress Katie Arrington released the following statement:
“Since the beginning of his campaign, Joe Cunningham has stressed his opposition to the tax cuts. Among his other hardline democratic planks, Joe has focused his campaign on his resistance to the economic success of the last two years. For Lowcountry families, Joe and Nancy Pelosi’s way would mean higher taxes, higher unemployment, and lower wages.
Unlike Joe Cunningham and the DC Democrats, I want to continue the economic resurgence and put more of our neighbors to work. I want hospitality, transportation and manufacturing workers to continue enjoying their highest level of wage growth in over a decade. I know that lowering taxes helps create jobs and grow wages. That’s why I will move to make the tax cuts permanent.
This is one of the major differences between myself and Joe Cunningham. As Congresswoman, I will foster the booming economy. Joe Cunningham would halt progress.
That is why I have received the endorsements of the United States Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business. They know that I am the only candidate who strongly supports allowing working families to keep more of their hard-earned money and cutting taxes for job-creating entrepreneurs.”