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President Obama

GARGANTUAN Tip

After Burger Lunch

8/11/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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President Obama's personal credit rating seems to be doing just fine -- because the Commander-In-Chief slapped down some plastic to cover the bill at a burger lunch yesterday ... and tipped more than 35%. 

Obama hit up Ted's Bulletin restaurant in D.C. yesterday where he surprised a group of campaign volunteers who had won an essay contest.

Sources connected to the restaurant tell TMZ ... the President ordered a plain cheeseburger, fries, and side salad ... and an ice cold glass of water to wash it down.

We're told Obama asked for the bill personally -- and picked up the tab for the entire group on his credit card. In total, with tip, Obama dropped over $200.

One person who was inside the restaurant tells us, "He couldn't have been nicer."

The "surprise" wasn't as impromptu as it seemed ... we're told secret service swept through the restaurant with a K9 unit earlier that day -- and the restaurant was closed to the public.


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166.

nmh    

He's so generous. All Obama has to do is have his buddy Ben Bernanke at the Fed print up some more cash (like he has done so far to the tune of Trillions)...i would be a big tipper too if i had a printing press

1169 days ago
167.

UKGTTTUAU    

It sucks that the country is currently being destroyed before our very eyes, but thank God it's under the influence of the first full blown Socialist administration we have had to suffer under since the first two years of the horrible Clinton era.

This braindead Marxist d-bag will set back the Communist movement a solid 50 years with his record setting levels of stupidity, cowardice and incompetence.

Morons like Sara and Don, who if their lives depended on it could not name one single way their lives have improved since this slave master in chief has been in office, will be forced to crawl back under their rocks of idiocy where they belong.

Thank you Lord!!!

1169 days ago
168.

Charlie Therone    

It's none of our business if he wants to treat people or if he has enough money in his bank to leave a 30% tip, really.

Fisher Capital Management

1169 days ago
169.

yallaredumb    

1) He's the POTUS. If he goes out to eat, any server taking care of him gets the honor of serving him, of course, but also has bills to pay. In DC the hourly rate happens to be $2.77/hr for servers/bartenders. If you're taking care of the POTUS that's your whole shift.

To all you idi0ts out there who think Obama is spending your tax payer money get off it. You red state knuckle draggers get back much more than you put in. FACT!

You should also know the man is a millionaire on the strength of his best selling books. Self-made. SO he's not taking your money. I'm sure few of you imbreds let out a peep when Bush (a Blue Blooded WASP) took almost 3 yrs (out of 8) in vacation time. In your whole working life will you get that much paid time off?

I'll tell you what, servers don't

1163 days ago
170.

american    

well..ain't it a shame eh, for all of you dolts who decided to wake up after pulling a rip van winkle during the bush years..the sky fell during that ugly time but you chose to lazily snuggle deeper under the covers of comfortable ignorance, blindness to simple fact, or stupidity -whatever label is easiest to digest-
deservedly this serves y'all right >> 'your' throes in agony now..to expect anything of sense from you feeble minded is too much for you to demand from others..but fortunately for you lugnuts, America is as fair as you are cotton-candy headed...as America has the provision for Americans with Disabilities Act..thia holds true even if not purely intended as such for those (proven by a not small percentage of the GOP, under which sprouted republican, evangelicals, t.p.'r, conservative sects) who choose the capacity to mentally retard themselves..
you sure aren't going to stumble into this marathon and think you're going to win by sneaking in at the 25th mile..

1154 days ago
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