NFL owner to Washington: Are you taking notes?
July 25th, 2011
07:20 PM ET
11 years ago

NFL owner to Washington: Are you taking notes?

Washington (CNN) – Congressional leaders could learn a thing or two from the National Football League. At least, according to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

"I hope we gave a little lesson to the people in Washington because the debt ceiling is a lot easier to fix than this was," he said Monday at a presser announcing an end to the months-long stalemate between owners and players.

A committee of league players met in Washington to finalize a new collective bargaining agreement following a weekend of communication between representatives for owners and players. It was ratified Monday. And though President Obama also met with congressional leaders Saturday, no deal was reached to raise the amount of money the nation can borrow.

The president will address the nation on the debt ceiling late Monday following the introduction of two competing plans by House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Filed under: Debt • Deficit • President Obama
soundoff (104 Responses)
  1. Anthony D'Attomo

    Wow, advice from people fighting over billions of dollars over 6 months time. Now that's the kind of advice we need; greedy people giving ideas to other greedy people.

    July 26, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  2. allitrop

    Hey Big George in Big D – who exactly is “you people” that you refer to?????

    July 26, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  3. DumbasRocks [R]s

    It is truly amazing the kind of vacuous comments posted on here from the [R]ightwing underbelly. Like the heros they worship on FoxNews, these mental midgets have no qualms about making up facts as they go along and constructing absolute fairytales. And no matter how utterly stupid and without basis thier fairytales are, they actually think others should join them in their delusion! How embarrassing for America!! People like Steve, GMay, Big George and their deluded buddies actually want to choose their Teatard rulers to control this country again! Can that many Americans be so utterly STUPID?!!!

    July 26, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  4. john

    They DO NOT NEED TO RAISE HOW MUCH WE CAN BORROW. That's what is wrong with this country and why so many people continue to get themselves into trouble, we just keep borrowing credit. STOP ALREADY!!!!!!! We are a nation of greedy, idiots!!!!!!! Not that it would be fun, but this country needs another depression to happen and a giant slap in the face

    July 26, 2011 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
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