America is fast and furiously becoming a nation built around a service economy, as opposed to being the manufacturing powerhouse that we once were not so long ago.
And sooner than later, that service economy is going to become all tapped out, with nothing to replenish it.
As angry as a lot of people will be at Whirlpool for this, they should be even more filled with wrath at the politicians in the United States who have driven away domestic industry with high corporate and individual taxation. Slash taxes across the board, impose new but fair tariffs on imports, and this country's economy will zoom through the roof.
Too bad we are sorely lacking visionary elected officials who would even conceive of doing such a thing, though...