Rep. Duckworth, Iraq war vet and double amputee, shames IRS contractor on fake disability

AT News editor Ed Lasky sends this one along and it's a pip of a story. Democratic Representative Tammy Duckworth is an Iraq War vet and double amputee. An IRS contractor who claimed disability benefits and status from the VA because of a high school football injury and whose firm has received hundreds of millions of dollars in IRS contracts tried to justify his gaming the system and Duckworth would have none of it. CBS News: After reading 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," Duckworth, visibly angry, shamed Castillo for comparing his football injury with the heroism of veterans. "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 ...(Read Full Post)