"Well, guess what? I agree with the President," Boehner added.
Last week, this same 3% withholding bill was caught up in Congressional gridlock over in the Senate, as GOP Senators tried to force a vote on it, but enough Democrats refused to break with their leadership on a filibuster against it.
Republicans added one more ingredient to the jobs debate mix by moving to pay for this plan with one small piece of the deficit plan laid out in September by the President.
Last night, the White House publicly indicated its support for the 3% withholding bill and the plan to pay for it.
The "pay-for" as it is referred to in the Congress, would change the definition of Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGIC) to determine eligibility for certain health programs, by adding nontaxable Social Security income to the MAGI definition.
Beginning in 2014 when the Obama health law kicks in, this income determination will be used to figure out who is eligible for Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program.
Pushing back against the "We Can't Wait" slogan of the White House, Speaker Boehner said he would like to see more bipartisan agreement like this, as he pointed his finger at the Democratic Senate.
"We've got 15 bills sitting over in the United States Senate, 15 bills that are part of our plan for America's job creation," added Boehner.
On the flip side, Democrats say Republicans in the Senate are to blame for voting in lock step against the President's jobs bill.
Let the finger pointing continue.