Trump is trading short-term pain for long-term economic gain

Michael Busler
4 min readMar 9, 2019

It was recently announced that the federal government’s annual budget deficit is getting larger. In addition, the trade deficit is also growing. Does this mean that President Trump’s economic policies are not working?

In 2018, the annual budget deficit increased by more than 16 percent from 2017 to $779 billion. That means that the public debt, which is the…

Michael Busler

Dr. Busler is an economist and a public policy analyst. He is a Professor of Finance at Stockton University. His op-ed columns appear in Townhall, Newsmax.