With more than two million manufacturing jobs that have vanished into thin air during this present economic decline alone, we have to wonder why. The truth is, we have, in fact, closed down and scuttled our factories and moved our great manufacturing abroad for cheap labor and greed. It may be hard to believe and swallow, but the U.S. is still the largest manufacturing economy, actually producing $1.6 trillion of goods each year. That all adds up to the U.S. Having 21 percent of global production with China at 12 percent and Japan at 13 percent. This is so hard to believe! Why have our jobs declined then? Those are 2010 figures.