There's something about these "comments" that is incongruent. It takes a lot of time to read through all these remarks, and even with all of the typos, it takes time to write them and respond to the saner requests for compassion and reason. Some of these writers seem to have a lot of pseudo facts to support their positions, so I would imagine it takes time to gather all of that mis/dis- information (or maybe they just have right-wing talk radio playing in their sleep).
Judging by the level of mean-spirited bile they hurl toward the less fortunate in our community the unemployed, those who seek to avail themselves of our dwindling social safety nets and those who have no place to live it's hard to imagine that these pseudonym'd authors are so full of self-loathing that they are part of the very groups they attack.
So who are they - these verbose warriors who slay the poor with their angry accusations of laziness and freeloader-ism, using any news article as an excuse to blame the victims of this economic crisis that is annihilating the middle class?
If I take the conspiracy route, I could envision teams of writers employed by the uber-wealthy to perpetuate the myth that poverty is the result of a lack of self-discipline and responsibility. Using Orwellian double-speak-thinking and heartless scapegoating, their mission is to confuse, distract, divide and demoralize the masses so they never identify their tormentors.
A less paranoid explanation is that these are retired, middle-class seniors who happened to have come into adulthood during that fortunate time slot when playing by the rules got them the good life. They spent their lives working at a job that paid them enough to buy a home, a couple of new cars and send their kids to college. They may have even been able to retire with a pension while they were still young enough to travel and enjoy their life. If they didn't fall into the trap of using their home as an ATM machine, they might not even have a mortgage payment. And they think, if they could do it, everyone can. They get their picture of reality from Fox News and Beck and Limbaugh and they have no idea that their lives were a fluke, an opportunity that never happened before and will probably never happen again. They don't realize that the doors that opened for them were closed to many others in their own generation, and to very few in the generations that followed. They haven't had to look for a job in years maybe not since their first job which lasted through to their retirement. And now, they spend their days demeaning those who didn't catch the golden ring.