I support year-round daylight savings time, and Congress should too.
NOVEMBER 6th, SET CLOCKS BACK 1 HOUR at 2:00AM....
Daylight savings time ends next week which means it will be getting dark earlier. Most people see this as an inconvenience and a sign of winter, but I think it can actually lead to a weaker economy...or at least a weaker real estate market. Many League City Realtors I know have a policy of only showing houses during daylight hours. Houses show better when it is light, and often times I am meeting people I don't know at vacant homes, and I think that it safer to meet strangers in empty buildings during the day (maybe that's just me).
Since people don't get out of work any earlier once daylight savings time ends, earlier darkness means one less hour available to show houses during the week. The upshot is that either fewer houses will get shown, or Realtors will have to work more on the weekends. I, for one, do not care to put in any additional weekend hours, so I propose that Congress extend daylight savings time....maybe that would solve the budget crisis.