You may have recently received a very negative campaign mailer from the Pennsylvania State Republican Committee in support of the Quinn campaign. I want to set the record straight.
"Glick owned and operated Glick Building and Contracting. He didn't pay the withholding, Social Security and unemployment taxes he was required to pay by law, and the IRS placed federal tax liens against him for nearly $15,000. Glick filed for bankruptcy after mismanaging his company and left local Bucks County businesses holding the bag for tens of thousands of dollars."
In 1980 - 26 years ago - I owned a small construction company and started to build a new home. In that era of high interest rates the rates suddenly skyrocketed to 17%. Construction mortgages were particularly hard hit, at prime interest rate plus 2 points.
It was my first business venture, and I could not compensate for that rate hike, and couldn't afford to finish the home. When it went unsold, I was forced to declare bankruptcy. All liens from the bankruptcy were satisfied within the time allotted by the government, long, long ago. I made good on my debts. And -- I learned from that experience to do my homework and cover all my bases before spending my own --or anyone else's -- money.
I lived in New Mexico from 1987 through 1993, while teaching at the U.S Department of Energy's Special Weapons Academy. During this time I received a personal tax identification number, not a business tax number, to do some law enforcement consulting work.
I did no consulting work under this tax ID number, however, I learned when I got back home to Bucks County that the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department was taking the position that I had to file quarterly gross receipts sales tax filings and they filed a provisional lien, as was their standard practice. As soon as I learned that New Mexico was claiming that there were missing filings, I contacted them and explained that no work was performed under this ID number. They agreed that I owed no money and promptly withdrew the liens they had filed.
A Letter of Good standing is on file with the New Mexico Dept. of Taxation and Revenue.
MORE FOR YOU TO CONSIDER:
The United States Government granted me my first Top Secret Security Clearance in 1983. I continued to hold a Top Secret Clearance through 2003 when I retired from national security work. Anyone who understands government clearance requirements knows that someone who can be financially compromised is roundly denied such clearance. Such clearances are only given to people who are responsible, trustworthy and of the highest integrity. Clearly, my financial management and business performance were sound enough for our nation's top security organizations.
My opponent or organizations supporting her are trying to focus attention on me rather than on the important issues facing Pennsylvania today. Please know that I will go to Harrisburg as a fresh voice with new and exciting solutions to serve you the citizens.
I hope this clarifies these issues for you. If not, give me a call or send me an email and I will answer whatever questions or concerns you have. My contact information is on my website, www.LarryGlick.us.
Please help me get the word out. Let us focus on the issues.
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