Que Sera, Sera; Whatever Will Be, Will Be; The Future’s not ours to See–Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Join us today and help us continue fighting for jobs and the future!–Tom Reed
Feb 10, 2014 (Corning Leader) — U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said Monday that while the debt ceiling is something that needs to be addressed, he’s expecting something in return for voting to raise it. … He said the one thing he can’t support is maintaining the status quo.
The Status Quo is. Unless one is a Time Lord, whatever the Status Quo is, it is beyond our ability to change. Yet Tom Reed repeatedly offers to change it. What he likely means is that he would change the arc of history so that it bends toward something, but what? He never mentions justice. Here are some possibilities he has supported:
- Government Shutdown
- Slashed funding for vital programs
- Lower taxes for the rich and super-rich
- Laissez-faire for business
- Despoil the environment
- Ridicule climate change
- Low wages
- Perpetuate an underclass of undocumented immigrants
- Reduced funding for social safety net
The future will come. Whether Rep. Reed fights for it, against it, or does nothing, the future won’t be delayed or denied. The Grinch found out that he couldn’t stop Christmas from coming. Tom should recognize that the future doesn’t need him to fight for it. Rather than fight, Tom might better work toward a brighter future with liberty and justice for all.
© William Hungerford – September 2014