We're now seeing that history play out again. Remember all the dire Republican warnings about "job-killing ObamaCare" and "job-killing tax hikes" on the rich and "job-killing government regulation"? Remember John Boehner five years ago? "Despite bizarre claims to the contrary from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, economists are warning that the tax hikes, mandates, and regulatory costs in (ObamaCare) will only accelerate America's jobs crisis."
Accelerate the jobs crisis? With the latest jobs report -- 173,000 new jobs last month, plus another 44,000 added to the job totals in previous reports -- we've now experienced 66 consecutive months of job growth. The unemployment rate has tumbled to 5.1 percent -- Mitt Romney had vowed to cut it to 6 percent by 2017 -- and we've added 12.3 million jobs in the last five years, far more than in any five-year period under President Bush.