Sunday, November 5, 2017

Taxing Daylight: The Government Gives and the Government Takes Away


I resent the fact that legislative bureaucrats at some point in the distant past determined that we need more daylight in the evening hours - during the time of year that days are already naturally longer. What about those of us who love moonlight? Every year we are deprived of extra time to enjoy it. And for what? It’s been alleged that nobody has ever been able to articulate precisely and convincingly why we adopted daylight saving time in the first place. I think it was a conspiracy to put drive-in theatres out of business.

moonlight drive-in

This observation by an anonymous American – generally attributed to a wise old Indian Native American in these PC times -  is the only intelligent comment on DST I’ve ever heard: 

“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.”

The concept reminds me of the Republicans’ proposed tax reforms: we’ll cut your rates here, take away your deductions there, pretty soon we’re back to where we started.

No matter how you cut it, we always end up a day late and a dollar short.


So get up, have some coffee, quit ‘yer bitching and enjoy the daylight while you can. Just like death and taxes it’s all you can count on.

sunrise_meandering_river_prairie_250x250Sunrise or sunset? You never know for sure, just enjoy it.

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