Stacie Borrello at the Occupy Raleigh Rally

The following information about Stacie Borrello is found at

Stacie Borrello is a writer, blogger (; and at-home mom from Fuquay-Varina whose first reaction to the OccupyWallStreet movement was, Raleigh needs to be part of this — I hope somebody organizes Raleigh.

Stacie Borrello’s Talking Points:

Ms. Borrello’s description of “Peaceful Revolutionaries” on the Worldwide Day of Rebellion seems to be contradictory. I wonder if Lenin felt that his useful idiots were peaceful revolutionaries?

“Workers of the world unite” – straight from the Communist Manifesto.

If the S&P 500 have $800 billion in cash reserves, these companies are under no obligation to spend it, invest it or be forced to redistribute it. They do have a fiduciary responsibility to their stockholders but not to looters. After the government spent several trillion dollars on TARP, Stimulus and bailouts with no results, maybe the corporations are smarter. Only the government can afford workfare positions using our tax dollars. In the real world, businesses have to make adult decisions.

Although she stated her goals were not about wealth redistribution, it certainly is. This is  about stealing from other people. If people or corporations have made money illegally, they need to be prosecuted. Call Eric Holder and ask him to prosecute any corporations which have made money (profit) illegally.

So if someone agrees to a mortgage and signs a legally binding contract, it is the fault of the bank for selling a bad mortgage? No children, it is your fault for agreeing to buy a house that you could not afford. I agree that there are some hard luck stories but Jimmy Carter’s Community Reinvestment Act was and still is the catalyst for banks writing bad mortgages under threat of blackmail that caused this problem.

Just because Stacie states that it is a right to affordable health care does not change reality. Health care cost is not a right and is the perfect example of what happens when the free market is replaced by government interference and regulation. The mortgage crisis and college tuition also fall into this category.

The American Jobs Act is redistribution of wealth. This theme has been immortalized by Ten Years After – I’d Love to Change the World:

Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more

I’d love to change the world
But I don’t know what to do
So I’ll leave it up to you

Population keeps on breeding
Nation bleeding, still more feeding economy
Life is funny, skies are sunny
Bees make honey, who needs money, Monopoly

I’d love to change the world
But I don’t know what to do
So I’ll leave it up to you

Should we leave it up to occupiers to change the world? Is it time to go Galt?

David DeGerolamo

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Catherine Newsome
Catherine Newsome
9 years ago

As I listened, I kept thinking “Where do I begin?” …. to respond to such financial immaturity, failure to accept responsibility, failure to understand that corporations are in business, that corporations keep their money close when there is uncertainty about the future, ad nauseum. But thankfully you hit on this in your commentary. I just looked at WRAL website and they reported 100 in attendance which is half of last week’s attendance. I do find it a bit disconcerting that I am in agreement with some bits of what the Occupy people are saying but they sure do diverge from me on so many basic personal responsibilities and foundational components of our nation. Alinsky & Piven are probably delighted at the contorted mix of ideas coming out of the mouths of the Occupy folks. Sorry for running on so long but I am tired from washing boxes & boxes of sweet potatoes in preparation for canning. You see, it is my responsibility to provide for my family.

9 years ago

Hello Catherine -- regarding your comment:

I do find it a bit disconcerting that I am in agreement with some bits of what the Occupy people are saying…

I had many conversations in the crowd at the capitol today. The “bits” of agreements relate mainly to desirable “ends” or outcomes.

In every instance of flickering agreement on ends, however, the “means” to those ends proposed by the occupiers are unacceptable to a conservative thinker. Their choices are not moral choices.

My discussions ended when I showed that their avocacy involved an immoral means to achieve their ends.

The most common category was “Thou SHALT NOT steal.”

9 years ago

I’m embarassed she claims Fuquay as her home…sigh…no doubt she’ll be curled up in a fetal position when the SHTF