[Alarm bells are ringing.] A nation must have manufacturing and goods to sell. A service nation may be a nation of luxury and leisure, but it is not sustainable. A nation must have goods to manufacture and export for sustainable prosperity. It just makes sense.
The article below is a good overview of the situation. http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/21955000-12329000-government-employees-outnumber-manufacturing#.WAHpdiJBeR8.link
In September 2016, the government jobs number sits at 22,181,000; the same level as June 2007 and Jan 2011. While all manufacturing jobs are at 12,262 today, down 0.4% from 2015.