Linder’s Corner

John Linder is a former Member of Congress, serving the people of Georgia from 1993 to 2011. He was the first sponsor of the FairTax® legislation, HR 25, in Congress, and continues to advocate its’ passage.  In 2006, Linder co-authored with Neal Boortz, “The Fair Tax Book: Saying Goodbye to the Income Tax and the IRS”, a national bestseller, which was followed in 2008 by, “FairTax: The Truth: Answering the Critics”, which Linder and Boortz co-authored with Rob Woodall.

Retired from Congress, John Linder still has a lot to say about a lot of things including taxes, government and hound dogs. The Linder Corner is a collection of his latest thoughts and columns, and strictly represents his opinion and not the opinion of Americans For Fair Taxation, or its’ representatives or volunteers.

John Linder can be contacted at and @linderje on Twitter.

One thought on “Linder’s Corner

  1. John Bodoh

    I recently retired from the IRS as a programmer but most of my experience has been in the private sector. I can tell you first hand that the design and the programs written in the IRS are the most archaic I have ever seen. Nothing is documented, there are no design documents and no comments in the code itself. Some code has been around for fifty years with numerous authors adding their own standards and styles. It is a huge program that still relies on mainframes and it uses magnetic tape to store income tax records for everybody for many, many years. It is a real “Rube Goldberg”. It needs to be replaced before the whole thing completely collapses. Even other programmers I worked with at the IRS believe the IRS code should be replaced with the “Fair Tax”.


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