Please vote November 4. 2014

The Issues are:

* Back to the Basics

* Political Revival

* Energy

* National Defense

 I am asking for your most precious possession, your vote, on November 4, 2014. Thanks.

Contact Phil @ 803-629-4800

About Phil Black

Phillip H. Black of Lexington County is challenging incumbent congressman Joe Wilson for the privilege of representing the people of South Carolina Congressional District 2. Black, a native of Barnwell and current resident of the Lake Murray area of Lexington County, is a retired employee of the Federal Small Business Administration and part owner of a Barnwell hardware store. Black is a former member of the Barnwell 45 and Lexington School District 1 board. He and his wife, Martha, are members of Lake Murray Baptist Church.









My name is Phil Black and I want to thank you for your interest and welcome you to my web site.  I am entering the District 2 Congressional race because I want the chance to make a difference in Washington so that our children and grandchildren can have the same opportunities and quality of life in the future that we have enjoyed.

Let me tell you a little about myself... All of my family was born and lived in Barnwell South Carolina.  I am a graduate of Riverside Military Academy and the University of Georgia.  I have worked in banking, real estate, construction and have been a small business owner (Black’s Supply in Barnwell is still going strong after 33 years).  I am retired from the US Small Business Administration.  My wife Martha and I are members of Lake Murray Baptist Church where I have served as Trustee, Moderator and Chairman of the Building Committee.  I have served on both Barnwell 45 and Lexington 1 School Boards.

One of my biggest concerns...The President tells us we are in a slow down of the economy --- I am here to tell you that I am afraid we are in a full scale RECESSION.  We have sent our industrial base off shore and we are trying to borrow ourselves out of debt.  Bottom line – we need change in Washington starting with someone who has lived and walked in the shoes of the working class.  I am not a Career Politician.  The Federal Government is broken and many of our elected officials are in denial and have their heads buried in the sand.  Our problems did not happen over night but with a few quick fix procedures we can begin to cut fuel costs and work on the long range solutions for the economy, immigration, health care, education and national defense.  I am asking for your most precious possession, your VOTE.  I pledge that when I get to Washington I will work to change the way Washington does business and bring their focus back to the needs of the citizens of this great nation.   

The reason that that I am running again:

- The last two years have been a financial disaster

- The umbrella that we live under is the ECONOMY and it is broken

We have six grandchildren and I am ashamed of the total mess that we are leaving them.

The foundation of our economy has been lost:

1. Farming

2. Manufacturing

3. Construction

The problem is our government:

1. Greed

2. Academia- the program that looks good on paper, but does not work in the real economy-no child left behind-ethanol-many bailouts=record deficit debt

3.Special image groups Lobbyist-Unions, etc.   The voter has no say so!

We must create JOBS

1. The SBA had a grant program for investors. The program got the intention thru to the final pattern and from that point the inventor got private shareholders.

2. Use the 2 billion dollar grant to Haiti and send unemployed USA construction workers to rebuild and the same Economy will aid USA as the workers from Mexico assist the Mexican economy. Plus use USA products in the rebuild.

3. Give small tax breaks to businesses both large and small to create apprenticeship skills so that the young can rebuild our USA workforce with needed skills

4. The best and everlasting is to buy USA manufactured products


1. Have each state govern their schools- Get DC out of the picture. Each state has a different educational skill and need- No child left behind was a disaster

2. Take some of the closed Military Bases and create a self supporting campus using John de la Howe school-McCormick, SC (as it was in the late 50's) as a model

3. Three things in present schools must be addressed- parents should be held accountable, discipline back in schools, and students shall wear uniforms


1. Use the current Medicare billing system for all private insurance companies (would cut overhead cost by 30% or more).

2. Separation of the current Emergency Rooms into a real EMERGENCY room and the other rooms into healthcare rooms (as a small lad we went to the Health center

3. The persons entering the Healthcare rooms who are drunk or on illegal drugs do not go to rehabilitation but to the Sheriff's room. Also all persons on welfare shall be drug tested.

Illegal Workers

1. Establish an Employment Agency in Mexico so USA companies can employ needed workers. Each worker shall get a work permit card (example: the current credit card with an expiration date)

2. Permit workers shall pay a Health Insurance Premium

3. USA worker shall withhold 20% of workers pay and when permit has expired, permit workers go back to Employment Agencies in Mexico to get their withheld 20% monies.



Our country needs a revitalized energy policy that reduces our dependency on foreign oil, encourages research and development of renewable energy sources and encourages private sector investment in natural gas and oil exploration.  We must provide relief for our citizens who are struggling at the fuel pump with gasoline prices that drain their funds when trying to get to work and we must provide relief for our citizens who can no longer afford to adequately heat their homes.  This country must look beyond carbon based fuels that threaten our environment and poison the air we breathe.

When elected Phil Black will work to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and reduce the price of gasoline at the pump.


National Defense

Strong active military forces are the nation’s best deterrent against aggressive actions by rogue nations or terrorist organizations. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, successive administrations, both Democratic and Republican, attempted to reap a “peace dividend” by reducing our active military forces. These cuts were particularly heavy in the support branches (engineers, military police, supply, and logistics) so necessary to conduct stability operations. Accordingly, we have had to rely too much on the Reserves and National Guard to perform these functions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Members of both active and reserve forces are subjected to numerous repeated tours of duty in these conflicts, subjecting both them and their families to many hardships. Furthermore, the Reserves and National Guard are not available to accomplish their first missions of disaster relief and homeland security. 

The current administration pays lip service to supporting our troops, while at the same time submitting budgets that reduce benefits to the warriors who are sacrificing for our nation, including: 

  • Reducing the budget of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, resulting in long waiting periods for veterans to get health care and the creation of Category 8 veterans who have a modest income. Category 8 veterans cannot even apply for VA health care.

  • Reducing the budget of the military health system, resulting in incidents such as that involving Walter Reed Army Hospital being unable to provide adequate health care to wounded warriors.

  • Repeated attempts by the Administration to increase TRICARE enrollment fees, premiums, deductibles, and copays, resulting in financial hardship on our warriors and veterans.

When elected to Congress, Phil Black will not only provide moral support to our troops, but will seek to provide funding to strengthen our active and reserve military forces and provide decent benefits to our troops and veterans.

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Phillip H. Black, P.O. Box 557 • Lexington, South Carolina 29071•

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