Betty Fitzgerald (Readers' Forum, Sept. 23) needs to get her facts straight. Bush is not dismantling Social Security, he is trying to give future retirees control over their future retirement funds. It is her congressmen who have robbed retirees of their retirement funds. Time and time again our elected representatives have taken money from Social Security to fund other projects. If they had left the funds alone, there would now be plenty of funds. If they had had faith in the American financial system and placed those funds in secure investments, there would now be a surplus.

Robert Lundquist

Salt Lake City