Hartzler, Webb vie for GOP nod Last updated: July 25. 2014 3:10PM - 464 Views

John Webb


A lifelong resident of Missouri, Webb grew up on the outskirts of Kansas City, near Raytown. While still in high school, he started working for the Kansas City Police Department and worked there for 12 years. Over the past 30 years, John started and ran several businesses in construction, sales, cellular and computers.


In his responses to the Democrat’s questions, Webb often referred to the enumerated powers, a list of items found in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution that set forth the authoritative capacity of Congress.


Federal Spending


Do you believe the Federal Government is fiscally responsible at this time?


“What I would like to do is take the enumerated powers — because the enumerated powers said that the federal government shall be limited to the enumerated powers in the Constitution because all the other powers are reserved for the states — bring the budget up, and ask one question. Is it an enumerated power?


“If it’s not an enumerate power, I believe it is illegal for the federal government to be involved in those activities, because they are supposed to be reserved for the state.”




What are the solutions to the country’s energy needs and what is your position on the President’s Climate Action Plan?


“I would like to see the EPA, all bureaucratic agencies, all judicial and all presidential, kept from making laws rules and regulation. According to the Constitution, the legislative branch is the only branch that can make laws. I feel like most of the regulation you’re speaking of (the President’s Action Plan) did not come from the legislature and is not appropriate and does not hold constructional authority.


“I think we need to drill baby drill. Coal, hydro, every possible source of energy should be explored and utilized.”


The Affordable Care Act


What is your stance on the Affordable Healthcare Act?


“It needs to be repealed in its entirety. For one thing, it’s not an enumerated power and that should be enough. But aside from that government adds costs and inefficiencies to everything it does. We should get government out of as many things as possible.”



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