"That's because your conservative fallacy is that you are separate from the society you live in, and you think that a policy that hurts the working class won't affect the entire society including you. No working class = no tax base, no customers in restaurants, car dealerships etc. We can't all be wall street vampire barons at the same time. We'll have no one to suck the blood from."
Utter steaming dog poor. If there were any truth to your statement, it would hold as true with the global community as it would with a local community. Your position is one that intentionally degrades both my standard of living, and that of workers in the developing world. And I would much rather preserve my standard of living, while at the same time providing a means of survival for someone in the developing world, vice ensuring that an american high school dropout can afford the latest iteration of the iphone and drive an SUV.
"You seem to suggest that everyone has access to college...
Everyone does. you must be new.
that manual labor has no value...
It does have value. But since the vast majority of humans are fully qualified unskilled laborers, it's a highly competitive market.
"and that we can abandon manual labor and survive."
Someone has to shovel the snow out of my driveway. For a dollar an hour I'll pay someone to do it. At two dollars an hour, I'll do it myself.
"Labor actually creates value. You can't fuel a nation on business majors doing loan modifications."
Labor does create value. Progressives tend to suppport a position where workers are paid more than the value of the labor they contributed. If I can pay someone in Indonesia $5 an hour, but am forced to pay an american $25 an hour, I've paid too much.
"Stop watching conservative cartoons. This boogeyman is used to get you to support the plutocratic policies that hurt the poor."
Poverty is self chosen for the majority of people. And that's fine. Let them be poor. For the ones that don't want to be poor, the way ahead is not particulalry difficult.
"If you think you won't be affected by the diss appearance of jobs in this country, i have news for you, you already are, and it's going to get a lot worse as long as the plutocrats are in charge."
Statistics suggest otherwise. Right now, a college graduate makes roughly double what a high school graduate earns. In the mid 1970s, a degree might get you a 5%-10% premium on wages. We are a better country by not catering to the lowset common denominator.