He was damned either way. Same people would be complaining either way.
The difference is that 1/2 of the people will be satisfied now while the other half will still be complaining as they always find a way to complain.
I’m of the 3rd 1/2. Don’t check my math. I’m still right.
My math has an easy explanation. It’s like a Venn diagram but with aspects not available on the same piece of paper.