Selin ATAY-TDO- The mayor of Colorado City, Texas, resigned, after receiving backlash for a controversial Facebook post where he lambasted citizens complaining about the ongoing power and water outages plaguing the state due to brutal winter storms, saying “Only the strong survive and the weak will parish”.
“No one owes you are (sic) your family anything,” Tim Boyd said in his public statement, “nor is it the local government’s responsibility to support you during trying times likes this! Sink or swim it’s your choice! The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING!”
The mayor went on to say he was “sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout” telling folks, “If you don’t have electricity you step up and come up with a game plan to keep your family warm and safe. If you have no water you deal without and think outside of the box to survive and supply water to your family.” “If you are sitting at home in the cold because you have no power and are sitting there waiting for someone to come rescue you because your lazy is direct result of your raising! Only the strong survive and the weak will parish.” Boyd added.
Millions of homes were left without power due to freezing temperatures that ravaged Central and southern parts of the United States. In Texas, one of the areas hardest hit by adverse weather, more than 20 people have died and more than 4 million homes are experiencing power shortages.