The CDC has been caught engaging in a great deal of scandalous behavior over the years. They’ve been called out for falsifying the results of vaccine studies and exposed for withholding data from independent researchers who appeared to be on the cusp of refuting their claims.
The CDC has even had a direct hand in the damage to both career and reputation of Andrew Wakefield who drew a connection between autism and aggressive vaccination schedules which include the verifiably dangerous three-in-one MMR vaccination.
But this is not the only foray into the political made by the Center for Disease Control. A Republican candidate for California’s 37th Congressional District has raised concerns that the CDC has misused taxpayer dollars for political purposes far outside of its medical purview.
Evidence of the financial misuse was brought to light by Ron Bassilian, a high ranking IT professional for Microsoft. He has proven that the CDC knowingly and intentionally diverted no less than $3 million of taxpayer money to politically motivated organizations with no interest in medicine or science.
In 2014, the Democratic Congresswoman from California, Karen Bass was seen giving a $3 million dollar check to a group called the South Los Angeles Healthcare Organizing Project (SLAHOP). The check was clearly marked as a payment from the CDC. SLAHOP calls itself an advocacy group working for the health of persons living below the poverty line in Southern California.
Why would a group advocating for the health of poor Californians be taking multi-million dollar checks from a federally funded health science organization?
Ron Bassilian claims the group is a political advocacy group funded by the Democratic Party, and disguised as an independent public service non-profit.
SLAHOP’s real name is the Community Coalition, and its real focus is promoting gun control and Black Lives Matter. Re-purposing gun control and BLM as ways to promote the health of the poor is deeply disingenuous. Even those who believe in these causes would have to admit that disguising them as health issues is dishonest. Worse, the involvement of the CDC in promoting these agendas is a clear conflict of interest.
In his blog, Bassilian makes the following account; “A friend of mine had a similar college life to me, he went on to do political advocacy and I went on to the private sector. So imagine my pleasant surprise when we find each other on Facebook a couple years ago, and I found out he gets a large check to start his Community Coalition center in South Central Los Angeles. My memory recalls it at $750,000.”
He writes about feeling mildly envious of his friend’s likely very satisfying work as a well-paid advocate for the poor. He went on to keep tabs on the organization. He discovered that the payment his friend referred to was only a fraction of the total amount and that the funds came directly from the CDC.
On further examination, he discovered the “Community Coalition” was channeling funds to organizations like Black Lives Matter. Whether or not you believe this activist group is earnest about protecting the lives of African Americans, it’s hard to argue that their interests have anything to do with health.
Certainly, being the victim of violence is a detriment to one’s health. But it is more than a stretch for a federally funded program like the CDC to be giving money to a cause that is political—not health oriented.
It’s important to be clear about this because we are trained not to reason that federally funded programs are paid for by coercively removing tax money from working citizens. The only remotely conceivable excuse for what would otherwise be theft is that those who are taxed have a say in what their money goes to and have the right to be served in some way in how it is spent.
If a person were to come to believe that any of the causes promoted by the Community Coalition are not well-meaning, or are poorly reasoned, then the tax money taken from such a person and spent on these activist groups constitutes theft.
It pains us to have to describe the ethics of taxation so obtusely. But the fact is, the American public tends to be sorely misinformed about the nature and the usage of the taxes we are expected to pay. The logical response to this would be a full audit of the CDC. You can be sure, after all, if a private citizen were to be caught fudging their tax payments the IRS would pursue them to the ends of the earth as criminals.
~ Health Scams Exposed