“The President announced that he’s preparing a so-called jobs plan that will include more stimulus spending,” said Hatch, according to the conservative site Newsmax. “I’d suggest he stop the spending and turn to his job-killing, budget-busting health law instead. This $2.6 trillion law must be on the table in any discussion about reviving our weak economy.

“The partisan health law is an assault on Americans individual liberty," Hatch continued. "It’s also an assault on our economy and on our job creators."

Hatch, who is the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, is expected to face a tough fight for reelection in the 2012 election.