Here in L.A., now that we’re on Standard Time again, the sun rises at about 7AM and sets at 5PM. If we went to Mountain Time (or simply stayed on Daylight-saving time), those times would be one hour later. (In fact, that’s what it was like just yesterday.) A 6PM sunset is okay, but an 8AM sunrise? Think of kids walking to school in the dark and you can see why that’s a bad idea. In fact, that’s why we go off DST in the winter in the first place.
And moving the clocks BACK another hour would mean a 4PM sunset. No thanks.
Frankly, I think we’re stuck with the four time zones we have.
Those who do not learn from the past are condemned to relive it. Georges Santayana