Actually, the paper does report that there may be some positive benefits for the U.S. from this, but it buries it in the last two paragraphs. This referring to a Canadian company getting hit by stimulus provisions:

To stay in business, Hayward is considering moving some manufacturing operations to the United States, potentially creating jobs here. That, Peru Mayor Jim Walker notes, is what the stimulus was supposed to be about.

“You’re trying to get America turned around, trying to put Americans back to work,” Walker said. “And if American taxpayers are paying for this, well then, Americans deserve the benefits.”

But it’s an interesting story and good for the Post for digging it up.

Ryan Chittum is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, and deputy editor of The Audit, CJR's business section. If you see notable business journalism, give him a heads-up at