(CNN) - Republican Sen. Jim DeMint said Sunday he wants a jobs plan in writing from President Barack Obama, not just another speech.
"I am so tired of his speeches, it's going to be hard for me to watch," DeMint said on CNN's "State of the Union."
A written proposal from the president would enable Congress to decipher the cost and the American people and businesses to weigh the plan, said the South Carolina Republican who is a favorite of tea party conservatives.
"Without sending something in writing, the president makes all of these grand gestures, and then it doesn't appear in any legislation, and then he will blame Congress for not passing something he never sends over," DeMint told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.
Obama is set to address a joint session of Congress on Thursday to lay out an economic plan to create jobs in the United States.
However, DeMint said the proposals he expects from the president - including an extension of unemployment benefits and expanding the payroll tax cut - will not bring the necessary results to help the struggling economy.
"What I've heard the president is going to talk about Thursday night is more of the same," DeMint said. "I just don't think those things are going to create jobs."
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