It’s time for The American Fixit Party

It’s time someone formed The American Fixit Party and set down the decisions required to put this country on the right track.

Instead of worrying about Palestinian statehood, gay marriage or spending $100M on capturing an asteroid, let’s fix the real problems.  The solutions are there, but it seems the courage and backbone isn’t, especially in Congress.

A Mandate from The American Fixit Party:

  • we need a flat tax (send 20% to the Government, keep the rest.  Period, no loopholes).
  • Wipe out the IRS bureaucracy and save billions in government spending.
  • Establish term limits for Congress,
  • Give a Line item veto for the president,
  • Break up the big banks,
  • Disband the Federal Reserve (the big bankers club that sets monetary policy and bails out their mistakes)
  • Mandate a balanced budget,
  • Get rid of the DOE and other costly and useless Federal departments,
  • Cut red tape for small businesses to allow them to grow and provide jobs,
  • Implement mandatory 2-year military service (get kids off the streets and into a disciplined environment),
  • Eliminate tenure in schools so we can fire lazy teachers,
  • Stop spending billions to help Afghanistan and Iraq (and other American hating countries) when they don’t want our help.
  • Invest in rebuilding infrastructure (bridges, roads, rail system, ports, etc.).

That’s a start and would go a long way in a short time to right the economy and bolster people’s faith in America again.

Greatness starts at home, not around the world.

I’m voting for The American Fixit Party!

Tight Lines . . .

John R Childress

About johnrchildress

John Childress is a pioneer in the field of strategy execution, culture change, executive leadership and organization effectiveness, author of several books and numerous articles on leadership, an effective public speaker and workshop facilitator for Boards and senior executive teams. In 1978 John co-founded The Senn-Delaney Leadership Consulting Group, the first international consulting firm to focus exclusively on culture change, leadership development and senior team alignment. Between 1978 and 2000 he served as its President and CEO and guided the international expansion of the company. His work with senior leadership teams has included companies in crisis (GPU Nuclear – owner of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plants following the accident), deregulated industries (natural gas pipelines, telecommunications and the breakup of The Bell Telephone Companies), mergers and acquisitions and classic business turnaround scenarios with global organizations from the Fortune 500 and FTSE 250 ranks. He has designed and conducted consulting engagements in the US, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, China and Asia. Currently John is an independent advisor to CEO’s, Boards, management teams and organisations on strategy execution, corporate culture, leadership team effectiveness, business performance and executive development. John was born in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and eventually moved to Carmel Highlands, California during most of his business career. John is a Phi Beta Kappa scholar with a BA degree (Magna cum Laude) from the University of California, a Masters Degree from Harvard University and was a PhD candidate at the University of Hawaii before deciding on a career as a business entrepreneur in the mid-70s. In 1968-69 he attended the American University of Beirut and it was there that his interest in cultures, leadership and group dynamics began to take shape. John Childress resides in London and the south of France with his family and is an avid flyfisherman, with recent trips to Alaska, the Amazon River, Tierra del Fuego, and Kamchatka in the far east of Russia. He is a trustee for Young Virtuosi, a foundation to support talented young musicians. You can reach John at or
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1 Response to It’s time for The American Fixit Party

  1. Cut the two year enslavement of the young and you have my vote for the rest.


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