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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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christy    

BORING - YAHN

1796 days ago
62.

MWSD    

Guess what?!?!?

Obama is half black. That means he is equally as white as he is black. So truthfully, we don't have a "black president". Sorry guys, good luck next time and thanks for playing.

1796 days ago
63.

SP    

You ain't seen nothing yet, if they pass his health care bill they will have access to your bank account & take what they want. It is in the bill he has not read, but wants passed. Share the wealth, he works & should have left his change for the people on the street who do not.

1796 days ago
64.

Jade    

Since when did people start tipping store clerks?

Oh wait.. that is ass-kissing. Apparently it dazzles the week-minded sheeple.

1796 days ago
65.

andy    

If Obama would have tipped generously they would criticize him for being out of touch. If he doesn't tip well then they label him cheap. The guy can't win. Pass universal health care, like every other industrial country in west, and Obama will go down as one of the greatest Presidents ever. If he doesn't, his presidency will be a failure.

1796 days ago
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presidentcheapazz    

so he's tipping crap change out of his own pocket butttt he's spending milllions of taxpayers monies on crap. he sure doesnt share hisss wealth .

1796 days ago
67.

whatswrongwtheworld    

Obama is the biggest joke going. IF his Obamacare plan is so great, why doesn't he and the other political cronnies use that for their health insurance??

Oh, wait. Theirs is 10x better than what he is proposing. Wake up Obama supporters, HE IS SCREWING WITH YOU. You should be the first to donate to his healthplan that will pull the plug ON YOUR GRANDMA, make you wait for months to get necessary care, and take your hard earned $$$ to pay for illegals. Don't YOU FEEL PROUD OF YOURSELVES NOW???

1796 days ago
68.

Ugh    

Sad, the little one looks like her UGLY wonked-eyed mother.

1796 days ago
69.

jeannie    

Is that Sandra Bullock in the background????

1795 days ago
70.

Justin is Calling    

Read the Congressional Research Office's Friday report on Obamacare... there is nothing in HR 3200 to prevent illegal aliens from accessing taxpayer funded healthcare.

http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Yes-they-can-55389592.html

1795 days ago
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dmb    

He is so out of his element.... vacationing in Martha's Vineyard much less being the president. Watching he and his sour puss wife at Teddy's funeral yesterday showed us how uncomfortable they are. They don't belong in our government. They are such fakes and time will show us that. God help us all !

1795 days ago
72.

christy    

After looking at these comments, you can tell his popularity has totally declined. I am still trying to figure out why the country was so smitten with this guy and his schmooooooze job. No one has a clue. I guess that americans were so desparate for change that they were willing to give their democracy away....time goes by, and where are any good new candidates? Pleeze, not another 4 years of this hope and change. I hope good candidates will surface. Most polititians are not hitting the key marks to get the country back on track. Is it me, or is he always on some break somewhere....we need a miracle, and less shopping in the MV.

1795 days ago
73.

Nicole    

jeannie, Sure. Sandra's always hanging out with the Prez and his family. That or she works at a grocery store when her fans aren't looking. I hear Renee Zellweger was stocking the meat freezer. :P

1795 days ago
74.

Rufus T. Firefly    

All you racist Obama-haters: do the human race a big favor and please commit suicide ASAP! You're not wanted anywhere in America!

1795 days ago
75.

Barb    

WHO IN THE HELL SAYS YOU HAVE TO TIP A CLERK....WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE

1795 days ago
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