Letters to the Editor

Daylight Saving Time benefits the ultra-rich

There is no energy saved with Daylight Saving Time in the winter. The coldest time during the 24 hour period is just before sunrise. Daylight Saving Time will force us to turn on more lights turn up the thermostat get engine heaters going an hour sooner, shovel the sidewalk, kids waiting for the school bus in the dark, all during the very coldest time in the 24-hour period. Daylight Saving Time does make sense in the summertime, because the hottest time is in midafternoon. It gets those office AC turned off during the hottest heat time. Any change in Daylight Saving Time should be a return to when it was first put on to us, which was from Memorial Day to Labor Day. It was still light at both ends of the workday so the change wasn’t so noticeable and it wasn’t such a shock to us. I think this move to make DSL all year long is coming from the ultrarich and also from the places that sell snow mobiles and skis. It’s good for business. And with the ultrarich, they think that time change twice a year upsets the routine and schedule at their factories and business places, while themselves they can sleep till noon anyway.

Herman Lenz


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