Member of Congress the Honorable Anna Eshoo brought a cake (from Ben Lomond Market) to the Senior Center at Highlands Park to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the enactment of the Social Security Act. Before leading the assembled in a round of Happy Birthday the congresswoman sang the praises of what she called "our nation's greatest social program". She warned against attempts by some in Congress to "turn Social Security over to Wall Street."
She noted that 401(k)s and IRAs lost 32% of their value during the 2008 financial collapse and that the overhead and administrative costs of Social Security were only 4%.
Eshoo was introduced by Supervisor Mark Stone who praised her efforts on behalf of the14th district constituents. He told of her efforts to secure legislation on behalf of residents in Felton Grove. For her part Eshoo praised the "teamwork" exhibited between her office, Stone's and State Senator Joe Simitian.
Alerted to the accident that closed Highway 17, Eshoo and her staff drove over Highway 9 from Saratoga. She said the views along that route convinced her she represented the most beautiful district in the state. She said "in many ways this is like the crown jewel of the district."