EXCERPT: What is a Moocher?
From "A Nation of Moochers." What precisely is a “moocher”? Herewith some preliminary steps toward a definition:
A moocher is:
Someone who believes there is always a free lunch and that somebody else should pay for it.
Someone who expects others to pay to clean up their messes.
Someone who lays claim to something to which they are not rightfully due.
Someone who shifts the cost of their own irresponsibility onto others who have behaved responsibly; who, as a matter of choice, takes from or relies on the efforts and resources of others.
Someone who takes unfair advantage of others to enrich themselves or otherwise bail themselves out.
A recipient of the transfer of wealth created by others (without just cause) or who lives off of the productive efforts of others and appropriates the fruits of their enterprise without making a proportionate contribution.
Someone who voluntarily seeks to be dependent on others.
(From "A Nation of Moochers," p. 20.)