Military Servicemen Stiffed by Pres for Lunch?

From The Blaze

Barack Obama isn’t necessarily known for being fiscally responsible, but it seems he may be a bit oblivious when it comes to personal finances as well as national.

President Obama Meets with Servicemen and Barbers for Fathers Day Lunch, and Forgets to Pay the Bill

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ABC explains:

Amid the bustle of President Obama’s surprise stop for barbecue Wednesday the White House apparently overlooked one key detail: the bill.

Celebrating Father’s Day early, the president had lunch with two service members and two local barbers at Kenny’s BBQ on Capitol Hill.

As the group chatted about fatherhood, the president enjoyed a steaming plate of pork ribs with hot sauce, collard greens, red beans and rice and cornbread.

The bill for the president and his four guests was $55.58, but was left unpaid at the point of sale, according to pool reports.


Ironically, the move follows Obama’s declaration that Republicans left him the bill for a steak dinner on the economy.

Obama representatives settled this particular debt by the end of the day, and the servicemen (at least during the meal) seemed to be enjoying their time.

However, at least if the CBS video of the event is any indication, the president spent a significant percentage of the meal praising the values of barber shops– though perhaps his praise of the military was just not as heavily featured in the clip.

“The reason the two older gentlemen are here,” the president told the servicemen, “is, I was mentioning, is– barber shops are where a lot of men still come.  And we want to work with them…to figure out how we can get better information to fathers about resources that are available for them, where they can find job training programs, where they can find [support] groups for fathers, because the more information we‘re getting out there to folks about how they’re taking responsibility for their kids…it makes a huge difference.”

And while no one is against helping fathers take responsibility for their children, are barbers really the ones to be praising in the company of two servicemen, particularly on flag day?


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