When it comes to our political views, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth and I agree on practically nothing.
She’s a Democrat. I’m… well… not.
She supports my tax dollars paying for everything from other people’s abortions and health care to inefficient and expensive public transportation projects. I think she needs to keep her paws out of my wallet.
She supports restricting the Second Amendment. I support strengthening it and booting out any politician who has so little respect for the Constitution.
However, when it comes to dressing down leeches who unnecessarily siphon money from taxpayers and use questionable claims to gain momentum over other government contractors, Tammy Duckworth kicked some serious ass recently.
For those of you who don’t know. Duckworth is an Iraq veteran. She’s also a double amputee. So when she found out that a morally corrupt IRS contractor Braulio Castillo, CEO of Strong Castle Inc., actually used a sprained ankle in military prep school (you heard me right – a sprained ankle in high school!) as basis to claim a service-related disability, suck money from the VA and used said status to gain competitive advantages for his company to win government contracts…
…Duckworth went off!
Watch this video. It is an epic smackdown of Castillo, who appears to be nothing but a weapons grade douchenugget.
My favorite part is when Duckworth read from a letter Castillo sent to a government official in which he described the “crosses that I bear in my service to our great country…”
After spraining an ankle. In prep school. Playing football.
“I’m so glad that you would be willing to play football in prep school again to protect this great country,” she said. “Shame on you, Mr. Castillo, shame on you. You may not have broken any laws…but you certainly broke the trust of this great nation. You broke the trust of veterans. Iraq and Afghanistan veterans right now are waiting an average of 237 days for an initial disability rating. It is because people like you who are gaming the system are adding to that backlog that young men and women who are suffering from post-traumatic stress, who are missing limbs cannot get the compensation and the help that they need.”
“You, who never picked up a weapon in defense of this great nation, very cynically took advantage of the system,” she continued. “You broke the faith with this nation, you broke the faith with the men and women who lie in hospitals right now ….and if this nation stops funding veterans’ health care and stops and calls into question why veterans deserve their benefits, it’s because cases like you have poisoned the public’s opinion on these programs.”
Watch the video. It’s well worth it.