Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said it's been quite a while since he's heard so much hype about a plan as he has about President Obama's forthcoming jobs proposal.

"Now, as far as this secret job plan that we're all waiting for — job creation and nirvana — I haven't, frankly, heard this much hype about a secret plan since Nixon had a plan for us to get out of Vietnam," McCain said Tuesday on Fox News.

Obama is set to unveil a new plan for job creation in the next few days after Labor Day. Republicans have criticized Obama for waiting too long to unveil a plan, with the unemployment rate hovering around 9 percent.

On Monday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) said he planned to unveil his own plan on Sept. 6, the same day as Obama. Both Romney and Obama have been quiet about the details of their respective plans.