It's time for my bi-annual rant . We are returning to daylight savings time, more accurately known as money wasting time. As reported in Scientific American, September 2010, daylight savings time in recent studies has been shown to result in more electricity use in regions of Indiana which observe daylight savings time than in regions of Indiana which do not. In other words, we may be saving daylight, but we are wasting money.
Other studies have shown that because of the enforced change of times we are creating an artificial jet lag for hundreds of millions of Americans. This results in more traffic accidents, depression, and even heart attacks. This grim picture doesn't even take a look at the wasted man-hours due to the nationally mandated jet lag.
In short daylight savings time is a program that only Congress could love. It is nothing but destructive. It has zero benefits and many negative effects. It is is all bad for the country. That's why it's so important.