A Nation of Victims, The Decay of the American Character and A Nation of Moochers, America’s Addiction to Getting Something for Nothing, both by Charles “Charlie” J. Sykes. First we are victims and later we are moochers. Hey, Charlie, make up your mind. Which are we, victims or moochers? Radio talk show host and occasional TV talking pundit, Sykes, like follow Wisconsinite Paul Ryan, is a Republican follower of Ayn Rand. Rand famously divided the nation into makers and takers. Mitt Romney’s 47% were takers.