I think this is absolutely right. Ideally, we would pass a large infrastructure investment bill that also contains structural reforms to entitlement programs (like changing Medicare eligibility) so that its long-run deficit reducing. It makes too much sense to ever pass though.
Homer: [looking at watch] Two hours? Why'd they build this ghost town so far away?
Lisa: Because they discovered gold over there!
Homer: It's because they're stupid, that's why. That's why everybody does everything.