Am I being too harsh? Well if going by Dictionary.com I think not. It defines the word like this:Moron: <mawr-on, mohr>noun.
A person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment.
Jerry Brown is the Governor of California, the most populous state in the nation and where I happen to live. You may have heard that we have a housing problem here, in fact nearly 70% of us can’t afford to buy a median priced home. This feeds in to our enormous homeless problem, which is so out of control that the state’s bigger cities have departments dedicated just to cleaning human waste off sidewalks.
We also have the highest poverty rate in the nation when factoring in cost of living and non-violent felons now serve no jail time because of the recently passed Proposition 47, which allows politicians to crow about “solving” our overcrowded prison issue by releasing criminals from behind bars to roam neighborhood streets.
Oh and thanks to the horribly mismanaged and politically corrupt bureaucrats in charge of our forests, damns and reservoirs, California has both a perpetual water AND fire crisis. Our taxes are some of the highest in the nation highest, our K-12 schools consistently rank in the bottom 20% and we came in dead last in a US News & World Report listing of states by quality of life. Not surprisingly, residents are fleeing California in droves, heading for places like Nevada, Texas and Arizona where housing, food and energy costs are low.
So what has our genius governor done to address this? Well, in 2017 he made filling up at the pump even more expensive with a 40% boost to the state’s already ski high gas excise tax.
He also increased the cost of housing an estimated 10k-40k by requiring all new homes be built with rooftop solar panels and just recently mandated 100% of the state’s electricity be generated by renewable energy by 2045, which will explode electricity rates, as utilities pay more for new renewable generation, battery storage and transmission. What an absolute slap in the face to residents who have already seen a 30% surge in energy rates since 2011.
I stand by my statement. Governor Jerry Brown is a moron.