Menendez also described the popular  "trickle down theory" of economics to which many Republicans adhere as "voodoo" economics that "rewards the winners and leaves the rest behind."

The punches Menendez threw were the latest in a low intensity conflict that was waged on the floor of the Senate Monday over who should take the blame for the slow economic recovery.  A few hours earlier a couple of GOP senators were on the floor blaming President Obama and Senate Democrats.