presents
Voter’s Edge California
Get the facts before you vote.
We depend on your support.
Text VOTE to 52000 to donate $10.
Brought to you by
MapLight
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
ACLU of CA@SDACLU
November 6, 2018 — California General Election
We depend on your support.
Share your knowledge

Text VOTE to 52000 to donate $10.

Do you feel better informed having used Voter's Edge?

Help us inform other voters.

United States
November 6, 2018 —California General Election

U.S. House of Representatives — ” Ron Cohen, Candidate for District 17

Photo of Ron Cohen

Ron Cohen

Republican
Certified Public Accountant
48,396 votes (24.9%)
Use tab to activate the candidate button. Use "return" to select this candidate. You can access your list by navigating to 'My Choices'.
For more in-depth information on this candidate, follow the links for each tab in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.
Candidate has provided information.
Thank candidate for sharing their information on Voter’s Edge.

My Top 3 Priorities

  • Federal Debt. The Federal Government is over $200 Trillion in debt, when all obligations are considered. Look into the eyes of your children and grandchildren. We will leave them tied-down with an anchor of debt!
  • We need a new monetary system where each dollar is not created as debt, that accumulates interest. We need "sound money" as to preserve financial liberty. Sound money preserves the middle class.
  • Our N.A.T.O. allies all have free healthcare and college tuition. That's because we are paying for Defense, to keep the world safe. We must get our N.A.T.O. allies to share, and reduce our own healthcare and college costs.

Experience

Experience

Profession:I'm a Certified Public Accountant in Fremont, CA.
Partner, C.P.A. Firm in Fremont California (2006–current)

Education

Golden Gate University Master of Science in Taxation, U.S. Taxation (1986)
University of Illinois, Chicago Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Accounting (1981)

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (5)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from Ron Cohen:

Taxpayer's end-up paying for everything, and it is often added to the enormous Federal and State debts that can never be repaid. Why would you parse the question into an issue about financing methods. That assumes the government is not completely broke. We are constantly stealing our children's future. We might as well steal a bit more to improve the roads. 

 

Further, there are different solutions for roads, versus rail, versus ports, versus airports, versus electrical grid. Why would a candidate have one "magic bullet" for such diverse needs? Many of these are private enterprises. The question is naive and shows a "Nanny State" view of the world...as if the government should fix all our problems. Rather, I want the government to do as little as possible...because it does NOTHING well, nor efficiently. 

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?
Answer from Ron Cohen:

"Support." "Help." "Secure." "Affordable." All undefined terms.

Healthcare is going to end up being 50% of the economy in a few years...impoverishing everyone.  It is completely broken. Insurance companies are middlemen praying on the sick. We need to breakdown the whole healthcare system and rebuild it. Hospitals are not-for-profit, yet their management and many doctors are getting rich making patients bankrupt. Medicare will be  bankrupt in a bit over 5 years. 

This issue could take hours to answer. Obamacare is a complete unfunded fraud. 

We need to start all over again.

 

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House.
Answer from Ron Cohen:

I fully support President Trump's proposals.

1) Fix DACA with a path to citizenship. But the (D)s won't, so they can blame Mr. Trump.

2) No "chain migration."

3) No Greencard Lottery. 

4) Build the Wall.

5) Make e-verify mandatory. 

6) Quickly arrest people who over-stay their vistor visas.

7) Set up a good temporary worker's program to help farmers and seasonal busineses.

8) End all Sancutary Cities and States. THEY ARE UNCONSITUTIONAL.

9) End "Anchor Babies." No PARENT citizenship. No Greencard. 

10) Mayor Libby Schaaf should be in jail for violating immigration laws. 

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of Californians and the federal water project infrastructure in California?
Answer from Ron Cohen:

Thank you. This is a very good question. 

 

STOP ADDING TO THE POPULATION OF CALIFORNIA. WE ARE FULL. THE SCHOOLS ARE FULL. THE ROADS ARE FULL. THERE IS RISK OF A WATER SHORTAGE. THE DAMS AND LEVIES ARE AT RISK. THERE IS NO CHEAP HOUSING. DON'T COME TO LIVE IN CALIFORNIA. SECURE THE BORDER WITH MEXICO.  

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?
Answer from Ron Cohen:

So many real problems in the world...you ask about "civility?" O.K.

 

Ignorance is the problem. The U.S. Constitution and the rule of law is not taught enough in California schools. Many people have no idea why this country is exceptional and why we are free...so they are happy to give it all away. More education is key...then the civility will follow. Many people do not know how the government works, and so they get frustrated, and have no respect for an opposing view. All they have left is insults and violence. Many people did not have enough parenting...so all they know if what they learned in rap songs on how to interact with people. 

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $3,589

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Ron Cohen
$3,527

More information about contributions

By State:

California 99.80%
0.20%
99.80%

By Size:

Large contributions (100.00%)
Small contributions (0.00%)
100.00%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

See my website at www.roncohen4congress2018.com I have over 40 pages of content and positions.

Summary

www.roncohen4congress2018.com

www.roncohen4congress2018.com

Candidate Contact Info

Email roncohen4Congress2018@gmail.com

Who else is running?

Please share this site to help others research their voting choices.

PUBLISHING:PRODUCTION SERVER:PRODUCTION