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February 25, 2010
Traer Star-Clipper

Letter to the Editor:

HB3200 is bad for America! How bad? Read on!

HB3200: estimated 150,000 new employees to administer HB3200 - unacceptable expansion of a government that is already too intrusive in our lives.

If we are going to hire 150,000 new employees, let's put them to work protecting our borders, fighting the massive drug problem and putting more law enforcement/firefighters out there.

This is the real stuff in the bill. Take special note on page 58 & 59.

**Page 50/section 152 The bill will provide insurance to all non- US residents, even if they are here illegally. (Guess who gets to pay their way?)

**Page 58 & 59 The government will have real - time access to an individual's bank account, will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.

**Page 65/Section 64: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now - ACORN).

**Page 203/line 14-15: the tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax. (How could anyone come up with that?)

** Page 241-253: Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctor's fees.

**Page 272. Section 1145: Cancer hospitals will ration care according to the patients age.

**Page 317 & 321: The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.

**Page 425, line 4-12: the government mandates advance - care planning consultations. those on Social Security will be required to attend and "end-of-life planning" seminar every five years.

**Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.

Had enough?

The Ted Kennedy Clause: "Finally, it is specifically stated this bill will not Apply to members of Congress. Members of Congress are already exempt from the Social Security system and have a well-funded private plan that covers their retirement needs. If they were on our Social Security plan, I believe they would find a quick "fix" to make the plan financially sound of the future.

Sen Grassley 202-224-3744; Sen. Harkin 202-224-3254; Rep. Boswell 202-225-3806 Call now this bill is bad! Make no mistake about it. If this bill passes and becomes law it is bad for the ordinary citizens of the USA.

Delores Underwood

215 E 8th St.

Vinton, IA 52349

To the Editor and Citizens of Traer;

I am a sophomore History major at the University of Northern Iowa and this semester I am Volunteering at the Traer Historical Museum as part of a class. Under the supervision of Judy Robb and Sharon Stoakes, I am helping create a new exhibit on the old Traer Opera House. The Opera House in Traer was in operation from 1884 to 1901 and 1905 to 1954. It was an important place for social gatherings during the times and remains an important part of Traer's local history because it brought people from all over to Traer. It was described as " a city playhouse in a country town."

I would like to ask the citizens of Traer to donate any items or information they may have regarding the Opera House to the Traer Historical Society. We are looking for playbills, posters or other artifacts. If you have any items or information regarding the Opera House that you would like to donate, please drop it off at the Traer Historical Society.

Thank you.

Casie Brockert



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