No- Carol is doing exactly what she says. Making the best of a bad deal-preferring to eat an excrement sandwich that doesn't quite taste as bad. Foolish thinking.
To the rest of us an excrement sandwich is still an excrement sandwich. Who the excrement came from doesn't much matter.
What she doesn't see is that this is just the beginning. Regardless of what they do there will be more demands in January, And more after that.
As the old cliche goes "Once you pay the Danegeld you never get rid of the Dane."