The Obama administration is practicing "trickle down" economic policies, Sen. John McCainJohn McCainTrump’s defense spending boom that wasn’t Defense hawks gird for budget brawl Trump got harsher GOP reception than Bush on budget 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