Obama is expected to use his visit to the mostly Republican state to propose a cut in corporate tax rates. But he will also propose pairing that tax cut with new federal jobs programs.

Republicans have indicated they can't agree to Obama's proposal because it ignores individual income tax rates.

"This proposal allows President Obama to support President Obama's position on taxes and President Obama's position on spending, while leaving small businesses and American families behind," said Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew Boehner‘Lone wolf’ characterization of mass murderers is the epitome of white privilege Pelosi urges Ryan to create select committee on gun violence Ex-congressman Michael Grimm formally announces bid for old seat MORE (R-Ohio).

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Black predicted that Obama's remarks would ignore the effects that the 2010 healthcare law are having on economic growth. She also said Obama could approve the Keystone pipeline and stop pursuing heavy regulatory burdens if he wanted to see job growth.

"The facts speak for themselves: since President Obama was elected, two Americans have gone on food stamps for every one that has found work," she said. "This is unacceptable and why the president needs to park Air Force One and start working with Congress to pursue policies that will help rather than hurt the American people."

A Tuesday report in The Tennessean said Republicans are not expected to attend Obama's speech today. Sen. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderChildren’s health-care bill faces new obstacles Overnight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance | Puerto Rico's water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents' right to sue Schumer calls for attaching ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance MORE (R-Tenn.) told the paper that he wants to hear Obama explain how companies can create jobs "and at the same time pay all the additional costs imposed by the president's healthcare law."

Alexander is scheduled to hold a meeting in Nashville today with Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulHouse bill set to reignite debate on warrantless surveillance Authorizing military force is necessary, but insufficient GOP feuds with outside group over analysis of tax framework MORE (R-Ky.) on the issue of charter schools.

An aide to Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerDeficit hawks voice worry over direction of tax plan The Hill Interview: Budget Chair Black sticks around for now Overnight Finance: White House requests B for disaster relief | Ex-Equifax chief grilled over stock sales | House panel approves B for border wall | Tax plan puts swing-state Republicans in tough spot MORE (R-Tenn.) told the paper that Corker is busy in Washington with various committee hearings and possible votes.