Can we stop with the farce that is daylight savings time already? Seriously to be still doing this in 2016 just bottles my mind. Daylight Savings Time was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 and was unsurprisingly shot down by critics. So the country would have to wait until the First World War until the terrible idea hatched by good ol Benny to be implemented. The reasoning behind the change is at the time the country would use less coal and save other energy resources. Then it made headlines again in the 70’s with the oil crisis.
But congress was not done there, it was tweaked in 1986 and then again in 2007 because they thought it wasn’t a difficult enough task for everyone and passed a law starting Daylight Savings time 3 weeks earlier and ending it one week later. Now maybe before everything was so computer integrated it wasn’t that much of a hassle to switch but in today’s world that is a major problem which ended up costing the US Economy $430 million in 2o1o alone. Most importantly it fucks with your sleep schedule and no one wants besides those few who just want to watch the world burn.
Yep, stil sucks