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freeloader

One who uses the resources or other amenities provided by someone (such as a friend, family member, host, etc.) without compensating them or contributing anything to the situation. How long do you plan to live at home like a freeloader?

freeloader

n. someone who eats and drinks at someone else’s expense; a parasitic person. Ken is sort of a freeloader, but he’s a lot of fun anyway.
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Forcing these people to pay into the health care system--as Romney's plan demands--merely asks these 'freeloaders' to carry their share of the load."
I get mobility allowance and I think BS has totally the wrong idea when they think we are all freeloaders. I know I am certainly not.
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For instance, a glaring omission here is the debate over welfare reform, one of the biggest battles in recent memory, which scapegoated poor, black single mothers as lazy freeloaders foregoing marriage for a handout.
Together they travel to the town of Barrelhaven, and Fone Bone is reunited with his cousins, who (in the grand tradition of freeloaders) have been pressed into service washing dishes at the village inn.
THE Fly on the Wall paid special attention to security at York last week, bearing in mind recent references here to the far-too-widespread impression that racing is fair game for entry freeloaders.
In the field of career and technical education there are a lot of freeloaders. In fact about 90% of people in the profession are freeloaders.
In an ABC special I made called Freeloaders, economist Walter Williams aptly noted: "A panhandler is far more moral than corporate welfare queens....
Wouldn't it be reassuring if, instead of footling about with pointless and expensive ad campaigns, we had a Government that introduced rules to close our borders to all freeloaders, benefit swindlers and fraudsters?
These annoying freeloaders do nothing for this coun-try - but they get a 21-room apartment in Kensington Palace for pounds 67 a week.
There should be no freeloaders. Collective bargaining evolved into collective coercion, and trade unions became a tax-free money machine for numerous political, social, and moral issues that had nothing whatsoever to do with the workplace.
Collectively planning a monthly welfare budget challenges the myths t hat welfare recipients have babies to get more money, are lazy freeloaders unwilling to work, or that the welfare grant combined with Food Stamps and Medicaid provide an adequate income.
Those who don't had better beware: Cooperators dispense harsh punishments to people perceived as cheats, liars, or freeloaders. Shared beliefs about what makes for a fair division of some commodity orchestrate decisions about who gets how much of the stuff.
Editor Bill Crampton wrote that the NFIB and NRA "pretend to support small businesses in the raging debate over health care reforms" but actually represent "freeloaders" and "moochers'
They have gotten all of the benefits and are basically freeloaders."