CERN is afraid they are going to get shut down like so many other particle accelerators all over the world if they don't justify their existence.
I will tell you why it is a scam. The Higgs Boson had a series of tests that could be applied to it to determine if it was correct that are implied by it's very nature.
All this doesn't make any sense a year after they claimed to have "discovered something." They should have announced that this particle passed the simple series of tests described again and again for it's presence.
Notice they have not done that.
It is very likely, as has happened so many times in the past, these guys will ride a wave of social engineering and sheer bullsh*t into a Nobel prize before the science is even in. Then, a couple years from now, somebody will point out this particle never passed any of the classic tests designed to detect it. It will be too late then, these scienmajists will have spent the money and there will be no refunds.
Why are particle accelerators getting their budgets slashed all over the world? Because they are useless and no practical applications are ever produced by their farting into test tubes and arguing how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. They can protest all they want but where are the incredible applications? Where's my hoverboard? Oh, that's right, sixty years of particle research have been just as expensive and just as pointless as fifty years of "cancer research." Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch.
William Shockley discovered more applicable principles of matter working in a lab with nothing but some sinks and soldering irons. Shockley and De Forest advanced science more in a given week than any of the frauds involved in this crap have done in their entire lives.