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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:10 PM

 

Duckworth shames IRS contractor for questionable disability status - MUST watch

Iraq war veteran and double amputee Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., angrily heaped scorn Wednesday onto an IRS contractor who used a military prep school injury from 27 years ago to qualify for disabled veteran status, accusing him of misrepresenting his injury to game the VA system and obtain preferential treatment for his company's bidding on IRS contracts.

IRS contractor accused of winning questionable bids

The contractor, Braulio Castillo, is the president and CEO of Strong Castle Inc., which has recently drawn scrutiny over hundreds of millions of dollars worth of questionable IRS contracts it has received. Investigators with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have said that Castilllo claimed the injury and intentionally located the company in a government-designated "hubzone" to make his company's bids for IRS contracts more competitive.

Castillo, who is from Northern Virginia, could not seem to recall how he injured his ankle in the first place - by playing football or orienteering. He also claimed it had been broken, but the Oversight Committee said x-rays taken at the time did not reflect a fracture. The VA did award him disability status and currently sends him a monthly check.

Under intense questioning from Duckworth, Castillo said he did not believe he misrepresented his injury to the Veterans Affairs department, but Duckworth wasn't buying it.



SEE THE VIDEO HERE:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57591160/duckworth-shames-irs-contractor-for-questionable-disability-status/

This woman is a SHEro twice over, at least. Wow.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:36 PM

1. It's the weirdest thing,

People who have been wounded in combat are not frightened by political connections.

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Response to Half-Century Man (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:41 PM

2. Probably having been that close to death...

 

....they learn what is truly important and everything else just isn't as scary anymore. Just guessing.

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Response to Triana (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:04 PM

4. And the training.

Once hear soldiering defined as "the art of doing your job which scared shitless." I'll give credit where it's due, The powers that be try to replace the conditions of battle for training. It helps.

That being said. I didn't face close death in the service. I served between conflicts (official conflicts, the reagen years). Survived leukemia though.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:01 PM

3. We need more people like her...

to serve in Congress and legislatures around the country.

Go Tammy.

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