A guy who has spent 40 years in government -- interrupted by an occasional Buddhist sabbatical here and there -- doesn't know squat about how to create jobs. But like a typical career politician, Jerry Brown is perfectly at ease making ridiculous claims, like his announcement Tuesday that he has a plan to create 500,000 green jobs.
Any jobs this plan creates will be government jobs. And Brown's benefactors at SEIU will demand a big piece of the action. Moonbeam's imaginary 500,000 green jobs won't materialize any more than Barack Obama's promise of gazillions of green jobs materialized.