HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Tammy Duckworth Takes Out...

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:33 PM

Tammy Duckworth Takes Out The Trash. You Must See This Video.

Tammy Duckworth Does Not Suffer Phony Disabled Vets Gladly

An IRS contractor who has been using a minor, possibly non-existent injury from his prep school days 27 years ago to secure government contracts for his company was publicly shamed by Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) in such a magnificent way that it almost made his fraud worthwhile.

Braulio Castillo, CEO of Strong Castle Inc., claims he broke his foot playing sports at a military prep school in 1984. Before starting his technology company, Castillo filed for and received a 30 percent disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), allowing Strong Castle to label itself a "service-disabled, veteran-owned small business," thereby making it eligible for so-called "set-aside" government contracts.

Castillo is now embroiled in a lengthy probe into the possibility that he further gamed the system by using his friendship with top IRS official Greg Roseman to obtain contracts.

But back to Castillo's supposed disability: According to the House Oversight Committee, the fracture Castillo claimed he suffered didn't show up in X-rays taken at the time of his supposed injury.




The rest of the article is at: http://gawker.com/tammy-duckworth-does-not-suffer-phony-disabled-vets-gla-596317401

15 replies, 2332 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 15 replies Author Time Post
Reply Tammy Duckworth Takes Out The Trash. You Must See This Video. (Original post)
DonRedwood Jun 2013 OP
The Link Jun 2013 #1
DonRedwood Jun 2013 #2
Politicalboi Jun 2013 #3
DonRedwood Jun 2013 #5
Aerows Jun 2013 #4
DonRedwood Jun 2013 #6
Aerows Jun 2013 #7
sheshe2 Jun 2013 #8
DonRedwood Jun 2013 #11
greenman3610 Jun 2013 #9
DonRedwood Jun 2013 #10
pinboy3niner Jun 2013 #12
longship Jul 2013 #13
Mz Pip Jul 2013 #14
Stinky The Clown Jul 2013 #15

Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:44 PM

1. I cannot put into words how much I admire Tammy Duckworth.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The Link (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:45 PM

2. I used to like her a lot and donated to her campaign. Now I love her. :0)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:54 PM

3. She nailed this asshole

 

He should have to pay back ALL the money he got while pulling off this scam.

He probably felt safe since Assa wasn't questioning him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Politicalboi (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:20 PM

5. Issa is on the end of the video

and he was nice about it, actually. I was surprised and pleased he was polite to Ms Duckworth.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:15 PM

4. I can just hear the whine from the Freepers

 

"She's a Democrat" and "He's a job creator" so he's the one in the right here, and she's the one in the wrong.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:27 PM

6. Some people should be respected no matter politics

Tammy Duckworth is one of them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonRedwood (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:44 PM

7. I don't disagree

 

That woman is a testament to the sacrifices our Veterans make, and I don't care which political party they belong to. If it was a Republican saying it, and even Issa saw it and gave a nod of respect, I'd say the same thing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:20 PM

8. She is my Hero~



Thank you, Don~

That was the best scathing take down of a most dishonorable man.
Taking out the trash, indeed!

Tammy Duckworth

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sheshe2 (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:26 PM

11. You don't see that much honesty in D.C. usually

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:29 PM

9. this guy is a republican, right?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to greenman3610 (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:33 PM

10. don't think it matters

I dislike him in a completely apolitical way.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:45 PM

12. Lawrence O'Donnell is going to tear him another one--right now on MSNBC. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 09:31 PM

13. And Issa says, "I thank the lady and the time was well spent."

Chairman Darrel Issa lets Tammy go over her time without interference, or reminder, or buzzers.

Not even asshat Issa can shut down the in formidable force that is Tammy Duckworth.

I love her to pieces!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 09:39 PM

14. The "rules" need to be changed

There is no way this toad should qualify for any kind of preferential treatment. He is not a Veteran. He filed for this and got it.

He's a taker but the system allowed this to happen. That needs to be changed.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 10:44 PM

15. Amazing. Inspirational. Spot on. Thanks for posting that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread