McCain: Obama admin practicing 'trickle down' economics

The Obama administration is practicing "trickle down" economic policies, Sen. John McCainJohn McCainSenate rivals gear up for debates McCain opponent releases new ad hitting his record Why is the election so close? Experts say it's all in your head 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