Sam Jojola

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“In the interim, Congress or the President could roll back DST to stop on Labor Day and/or for once have the President and Congress agree to eliminate this forced campaign that reportedly cost the U.S. 1.7 billion dollars annually http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=2144.

Ultimately, voters in each of their respective states should have the final say if their respective legislators sink in a bureaucratic quagmire of self-serving political debate.”

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The debate of DST continues every year here and around the globe. Why can Congress act with warp speed when it comes to certain issues, like H.J. Res. 69 to eliminate the regulations that banned certain predator control hunting methods for bears, wolves and coyotes in Alaska in 2017? Or resolve DACA and the security of our nation going forward without shutting the government down?

The government shutdown reads like a scene out of Ron White’s “You can’t fix stupid.”

When it comes to anything beneficial for the public at large, Congress always exhibits paralysis by analysis. Many opinions abound for and against DST.

Personally, falling back means it is an hour earlier and I have a choice of getting more work done or sleeping an extra hour. The days seems longer and more productive. Maybe it’s just me getting older and wiser. Everyone is different, but we need change.

Why We Sleep by Dr. Matthew Walker, PhD reveals Sleep Loss Epidemic & Health Issues

Recently I listened to Dr. Matthew Walker on a news channel discuss the epidemic of sleep loss in the U.S. There are many factors that contribute to this epidemic and he goes into great depth about these issues into this fascinating book. On page 169, he mentions how “1.5 billion people are forced to reduce their sleep by one hour or less for a single night each year” and details impacts of changing the clock that results in more heart attacks and traffic accidents.

Dr. Walker refers to DST as a “global experiment”. I believe its time to eliminate the experiment imposed on society.

Google “DST Health Problems”

There are many articles and studies that detail the detrimental health issues caused by Daylight Saving Time. When one finds such compelling documentation, evidence and studies, why then has Congress, the current President and former Presidents failed to make a change for the benefit of everyone, including themselves?

Indecision and a paralyzed government seems to prevail in these times of discord and dissension. The public is tired of it and they want decisiveness.

I am beginning to wonder if the only logical reason to keep DST is to keep it in place to continue wearing down the general health of many Americans who have learned firsthand through accidents, heart attacks, work place injuries, etc. that keeping the status quo is an impediment to consistency in improved productivity and overall health.

Even cyber loafing is considered a factor with DST.

Why would anyone in power to make a positive change and eliminate DST want to support all the baggage that comes with it? It makes absolutely no sense.

Google “eliminating Daylight Saving Time”

A host of articles on DST debating DST in California, Florida Maine, and Massachusetts, appear. One article in 2015 listed a host of states where legislators wanted to eliminate DST:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/03/12/a-bunch-of-states-want-to-get-rid-of-daylight-saving-time-is-your-state-one-of-them/?utm_term=.0f7f4c802160

Why did former President George W. Bush extend DST

In 2005, President George W. Bush extended DST an extra four (4) weeks through the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The pros and cons of this extension can be read here: http://www.timetemperature.com/tzus/daylight_saving_time_extended.shtml

Daylight Saving Time wasting taxpayer money

It’s time to see the research and focus on a change for eliminating DST altogether that would keep the time consistent and improve the health of our country. One would think the current President and especially Congress look into making a meaningful change to make a positive change and eliminate DST altogether or at least roll back the four weeks that were added to DST to “save energy.”

Dear President Trump and members of Congress, for once in this administration, can you kindly work together to eliminate DST? If you can’t do it, then every state should give every voter the opportunity to determine if they really want to keep it or eliminate it.

When Congress or the President fail to address the DST debacle, individual states will eventually make a change that may or may not be a good thing in some circles.

In the interim, Congress or the President could roll back DST to stop on Labor Day and/or for once have the President and Congress agree to eliminate this forced campaign that reportedly cost the U.S. 1.7 billion dollars annually http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=2144.

Ultimately, voters in each of their respective states should have the final say if their respective legislators sink in a bureaucratic quagmire of self-serving political debate.

Sam Jojola

Daylight Saving Time: Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.

-Anonymous

 

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