The Obama administration is practicing "trickle down" economic policies, Sen. John McCainJohn McCainSen. Flake's GOP challenger: McCain should resign The Hill's 12:30 Report Armed Services leaders appoint strategy panel members MORE (R-Ariz.) argued this weekend.

McCain took the unusual step of using rhetoric often employed to deride Republican policies to hit the Democratic administration's economic management.

"You know, I hate to use the word but it seems to me that the philosophy of Tim Geithner and Ben Bernanke is trickle down, you know?" McCain said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. "Save Wall Street, save these financial institutions and then maybe they