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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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61.

Kathy    

I've never paid that much for a burger...huh. Kudos to the server though, if you're a good server, you're already underpaid.

1065 days ago
62.

CommonSense    

Mark Weisbrot is a Huffing and Puffing hack who loves Hugo Chavez. This leftist fool is virtually no better than a Sean Penn. So you go ahead and quote a fool like him - LOL!
Hey here's a similar quote with as much validity when explaining Liberal Ideals:
"I tink I taw a puddy tat" - Tweety Bird.

p.s. NYC1452 or whatever your thing is - is your real name Joy Behar??

1065 days ago
63.

Mary    

LOl- No credit due to this Obama. He's just gonna take it off his expense report and charge it to the taxpayers. I got his number. His tricks dont get past me.

1065 days ago
64.

aj    

Doesn't matter what his political belifes are, STATISTICS and SCIENCE have already proven Reagan's economic policies are to blame for this (I know as a Republican Science and Math may not mean a lot to you, but for the rest of the world it means something)

1065 days ago
65.

CommonSense    

Even the CBO disagrees with you AJ - I mean JA:
"
Little-known fact: Obama's failed stimulus program cost more than the Iraq war"
washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/little-known-fact-obama039s-failed-stimulus-program-cost-more-iraq-war

And this written back in August of LAST YEAR and your little mind is still spitting out James Carville lies.
LOL! Silly person for real man! Wake up loser!

1065 days ago
66.

Steinberg    

Whoever said black people don't tip well, eat your heart out.

1065 days ago
67.

JB    

Why does everyone say he's wasting tax payers money, he paid on his personal credit card! He gets a salary like everyone else who works. I lol at you guys and how dumb you really are. Bush, Obama, Clinton all have personal credit cards they can't just charge everything to America lol.

1065 days ago
68.

aj    

look @ this idiot, the majority of the stimulus bill was TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH. and it cost more than the Iraq War? Not quite.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/aug/25/mark-tapscott/did-stimulus-cost-more-war-iraq/

1065 days ago
69.

JB    

CommonSense umm There is no way the stimulus plan costed more than the wars. Unless you are an actual retard and can't look up facts. LOL

1065 days ago
70.

CommonSense    

Julie - who do you think came up with NAFTA? Yeah that was Clinton. And why would a company out source work to other countries? Maybe because of pumped up Union wages that have destroyed the ability to make profit on anything? Or how about because of the insane tax rates that are levied onto companies here in the US? We do have the second highest Corporate Tax Rate in the World you know. And while I place much of the blame for "Tax and Spend" mentality on Democrats - IT'S ACTUALLY ALL POLITICIANS THAT SLOP UP TAXES.
Liberalism is actually a sickness that those who can only be happy when they are a victim live by. By EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD DEMAND TERM LIMITS FOR EVERY POLITICAL OFFICE REGARDLESS OF PARTY OR IDEALOGUE.

1065 days ago
71.

CommonSense    

Well here you go JB - or is it BJ?
"
Obama's stimulus, passed in his first month in office, will cost more than the entire Iraq War -- more than $100 billion (15%) more.

* Just the first two years of Obama's stimulus cost more than the entire cost of the Iraq War under President Bush, or six years of that war.

* Iraq War spending accounted for just 3.2% of all federal spending while it lasted.

* Iraq War spending was not even one quarter of what we spent on Medicare in the same time frame.

* Iraq War spending was not even 15% of the total deficit spending in that time frame. The ***ulative deficit, 2003-2010, would have been four-point-something trillion dollars with or without the Iraq War.

* The Iraq War accounts for less than 8% of the federal debt held by the public at the end of 2010 ($9.031 trillion).

* During Bush's Iraq years, 2003-2008, the federal government spent more on education that it did on the Iraq War. (State and local governments spent about ten times more."

1065 days ago
72.

CommonSense    

Oh and aj I mean JA - maybe if you spent more time trying to become rich instead of crying about rich people you might be happier.
I mean are you prepared to start a movement to cut off the pen'ises of other men just because you are dam.ned with such a small one yourself?
Don't hate me becase I have a Financial Portfolio and am well hung.
You keep listening to Al Sharpton and Ed Shultz and let us know how that victim mindset works out for you.
Democrats need poor people to stay in power - Republicans need rich people to stay in power.
Doesn't that mean that one will try to keep people poor and one wants people to get more rich?
You do the math dummy.

1065 days ago
73.

Susan    

thanks Mr. Prez, what else can you waste taxpayer money on??

1065 days ago
74.

aj    

I seriously hope you are under the age of 18. You act like a child, purposely calling me JA like its gonna upset me. Talking about cutting peoples penises off, and talking about how I have a small Penis what is wrong with you? I made a little under $200,000k last year. and guess what? Im only 22, how old are you? This is a typical Republican right here, talking about penis size and portfolio size. Rofl what an idiot.

1065 days ago
75.

jeff    

Go ahead Harvey and drink your boys koolaid, Obama is not a star, so why is he on TMZ, keep bashing the stars and quit sucking up to your boy

1065 days ago
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