Dairy Farmers Sue Legislature for Daylight Savings Time Decision
Indiana is rumored to be facing its first legal challenge to the legislature's recent decision to move to daylight savings time.
The United Federation of Dairy Farmers has filed a lawsuit seeking to block the change to daylight savings time.
Under pressure from many fronts, republican legislators were caught between constituents who opposed the change and Indiana governor, Mitch Daniels who made the change to daylight savings time a centerpiece of his bold and complex economic revitalization plan.
Dairy spokesperson, Ms. Ima Cow explained, "We are udderly disappointed in the Governor. He claims that somehow this is going to revitalize our economy just because people in other states won't have to ask what time it is here. Our cows never have to ask what time it is. The governor forgets that Indiana is an agricultural state. Our milk cows will not know what time it is and this could have a negative effect on milk production, which will then impact our economy. We will also have employee staffing problems due to having to milk our cows an hour earlier now.
A person close to the governor who spoke on condition of anonymity said, "The governor thinks this will work fine. Despite evidence to the contrary, the governor still thinks education lags behind the rest of the state and nation. Now the cows can join them in lagging behind as well."
"Besides," he added with a smirk, "Mitch says if they have staffing problems they can hire a few of those teachers that are out of work now."