and why do people call it Day light "savings" time what a play on words --its "saving "
Ithink it will enable people to shop more after work ,help retail once again ,I dont see how that will save our plant or energy when we hop in our cars to go shop --lol
US Representative Edward J. Markey says he has devised a way to combat crime, economic stagnation, car crashes, and the winter blahs, all while saving energy and costing taxpayers nothing.
Next Sunday , Americans will simply move their clocks ahead one hour, three weeks earlier than normal, under a law Markey pushed through Congress that moves daylight saving time for the first time since 1986.
Markey says his first concern is saving energy. But the congressman, who wakes to an alarm clock at 7 a.m., sounds like a Bible salesman when he talks about the benefits of giving every man, woman, and child an extra hour of sunlight in the evenings.
"Daylight saving time just brings a smile to everybody's faces," the Malden Democrat said last week. "When it's daylight and people are going home at night, they feel better, and as the ad says, that's priceless; it's impossible to put a value on it."
But in a nation where nearly everyone runs on a tight schedule, and mornings are often the only time people have to themselves before the demands of life kick in, the slight change feels more like a sharp jolt for many early risers.