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Sept. 8, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

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Ahead of tonight's presidential speech, both Missouri senators say they are not expecting any immediate turn around for the nation's economic woes.

Senator Claire McCaskill says president Obama will be in a challenging position during the presentation of his jobs plan. She says most MIssourians want to cut spending, but it will be difficult to start a major jobs program without spending money.

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Missouri senator Roy Blunt says the president's ideas of extending a social security tax cut until the election and a continuation of unemployment benefits won't create a single job.

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Blunt does say he might be able to support some reduction in social security taxes if it were part of a larger jobs package, but worries it could rob future social security recipients.