Letter: You get what you pay for

A few weeks ago, I heard on the CBS Evening News about the recall of millions or more of GM cars for faulty ignition switches. So far there have been 56 deaths caused by their ignition switches, not to mention all of the people who have been seriously injured. What a mess. All three of the automakers in this country have had super major problems.

Over the past few years, all of the automakers have closed their component factories down and have their parts made overseas, putting thousands of people in this country out of a job, people who took pride in their work. Look at what has happened.

There is an old saying: "You get what you pay for." These companies overseas are probably cutting corners - right now there are a lot of lawsuits pending. It is costing these automakers billions of dollars. I wonder if they have thought that they would have been better off to have their parts made in the good old U.S.A.

I have had mechanics tell me that these new cars are nothing but trouble. My heart goes out to the families of the people who have been killed or seriously injured because of all of these screw-ups. All of these screw-ups have bit them in the rear end.

Ronney L. Case

Golden Valley