House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, talks about an accord on the payroll-tax cut on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite

House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, talks about an accord on the payroll-tax cut on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)