In a spirited conversation on CNBC Tuesday morning, Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone delivered pointed comments on protestors and the education system. Ultimately, though, he described himself as bullish on America.
Langone, currently chairman and president of Invemed Associates, had this advice to protestors in the Occupy Wall Street movement: "Stop bitching about where you are and do something about it."
He also pointed to weakness across the board in America's education system.
"The generation of children in public schools in America today is the first generation that's going to have a lower literacy rate than the previous generation," Langone said. "There are jobs all over, but you need to be able to count."
Asked if he was bullish on the economy, Langone answered that the country has tough decisions to make. He also said: "I think America's greatest days are ahead of it."