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Obama Vacation Tip Not All That

8/30/2009 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

President Barack Obama is usually quite the gracious tipper, but stories of him dropping dollars in Martha's Vineyard are a tad exaggerated.

Barack Obama

It sounded like a good economic indicator when it was reported today that the Prez tipped the clerk at a general store $15 on $5 of ice cream and candy. But according to the clerk we spoke to, Barack took his change with him: "What tip? He didn't leave a tip. We don't have a tip jar, he took his change."

However, at the second store he visited, Barack did let the clerk keep the change -- a whopping $1.99.

Every penny counts.

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Joe    

Maybe he should apply this frugality to the rest of the federal government?

1847 days ago
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nightcrawler    

Most Presidents don't ever carry money.

1847 days ago
3.

Justin is Calling    

That $15 tip on a $5 ice cream buy is about what the add-on for Obamacare for illegal aliens is going to cost you.

Every major newspaper has corrected Obama on his misstatements that Obamacare won't cover illegals.

It will.

1847 days ago
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La Toya Jackson    

I love Barack Obama.. He's the shiz nizzle !!! .. Right On Barack !! .. P.S. Can I b orrow a cup of health insurance please .. thanks

1847 days ago
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Nicole    

And we care about Obama's tip habits (or not) because?

Slow news day, TMZ? I'm sure Britney Spears is up to no good today.

1847 days ago
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Nicole    

:)

1847 days ago
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mrez golucky    

Yikes!

1847 days ago
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Nicole    

Yeah a cup of health insurance, a shiny new job, and some crisp $100 bills to pay my bills.

1847 days ago
9.

gucci    

Obama is the only president in the world who din not order o mourn day for Michael's funeral. The whole world is crying...man.
See here what Obama din not know about Michael.
When he hears this song, he will surely make up his mind. Michael diserves it..
http://cambesteanu.blogspot.com/2009/07/vand-rahatul-lui-dumnezeu.html
See also the other posts...

1847 days ago
10.

Quiet    

Is he exhausted from yesterday.

1847 days ago
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La Toya Jackson    

My guess is that everyone that is against public health insurance HAS health insurance ??!? .. What about the 20 Million of us American's that don't have health insurance? .. I'm sure we all know people that have lost their jobs or their work doesn't offer health insurance.. Try getting health insurance if you don't have it now.. The real question is .. Why don't you care?

1847 days ago
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Intense Visuals    

1847 days ago
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sensible grandma    

If the clerk is performing a service that does not require tipping, why should he be expected to tip them? On the other hand, if he received service from a person that depends on tips for survival, than he should tip. It doesn't matter who he is.

1847 days ago
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OOWEEE    

TOBY AND SEALLY OBAMA AKA Barack and Michelle need to raise some funds and get the "Reflecting Fountain" under the "Lincoln Memorial" cleaned out. I was shocked to see that the Fountain that is over a mile long, was green with alge, dead ducks and trash. It was embarrassing to see that the White House grounds were nasty and unmaintained. Oh Well, you know the dark people kill grass.

1847 days ago
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K    

who tips cashiers?

1847 days ago
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