Bill Clinton: Occupy Wall Street Movement Can Create ‘Good Positive Debate’ (VIDEO)

Source: The Huffington Post

Former President Bill Clinton spoke Tuesday evening as part of Chicago Ideas Week at a sold-out Chicago’s Chase Auditorium engagement.

In conversation with Time managing editor Richard Stengel, Clinton addressed a number of topics — including the economy and Steve Jobs’ passing — but in the midst of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street movement, including a series of protests in Chicago, Clinton couldn’t help but offer his opinion on the demonstrations.

That opinion seemed to be more favorable than the comments Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel shared at another Ideas Week event the previous evening. The former president went so far as to compare the protests to the Arab Spring.

“The Occupy Wall Street crowd basically is saying, ‘I’m unemployed and the people that caused this have their jobs again and their bonuses again and their incomes are high again. There’s something wrong with this country. This is not working for me,'” Clinton said, the Chicago Tribune reports. “So I think it can be a good positive debate.”

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