Dirty politics and dirty politicians have been around since the dawn of time, or at least since the dawn of civilization. But rarely do we find blood suckers willing to push vile to a whole new level.
Sadly, this is the case, and the guilty party is none other than the self-professed president elect, Joe Biden. And, to add insult to injury, this supposed-to-be humanitarian allowed cancer to be exploited while the dollar signs continued to be Biden’s sole driving force.
But don’t take my word for it, check out the federal tax records and see for yourself. Then go to the nearest liberal you can find and say, “what the hell were you thinking?”
Sadly, Biden and his wife started a cancer charity that failed to fund anything cancer-related. Except for high dollar salaries.
According to the New York Post:
The Biden Cancer Initiative was founded in 2017 by the former vice president and his wife, Jill Biden, to “develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research and care and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes,” according to its IRS mission statement. But it gave out no grants in its first two years, and spent millions on the salaries of former Washington, DC, aides it hired.
The charity took in $4,809,619 in contributions in fiscal years 2017 and 2018, and spent $3,070,301 on payroll in those two years. The group’s president, Gregory Simon, raked in $429,850 in fiscal 2018 (July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019), according to the charity’s most recent federal tax filings.
Simon, a former Pfizer executive and longtime health care lobbyist who headed up the White House’s cancer task force in President Barack Obama’s administration, saw his salary nearly double from the $224,539 he made in fiscal 2017, tax filings show.
Danielle Carnival, former chief of staff for Obama’s cancer initiative, the Cancer Moonshot Task Force, took home $258,207 in 2018.
The charity spent $56,738 on conferences and $59,356 on travel that year. The following year, the travel expenditure swelled to $97,149, and the nonprofit spent $742,953 on conferences, tax filings show.
But under grants distributed, it listed zero.
That’s zero, zilch, nada. Now might be a good time to mention a few more interesting factoids. Under Trump’s leadership, in less than a year, we’ve developed a vaccine for a virus and fast-tracked it’s approval. Now, before you say “that’s a virus, this is cancer,” let me remind you of a little commercial we’ve all seen five million times.
HPV and an interesting opinion.
For the past few years, there’s been a commercial on TV where kids look their parents dead in the eye and ask “did you know?” They’re referring to the fact that human papillomavirus is linked to cervical and other cancers. And, a vaccine given around the age of twelve or thirteen is effective in preventing the virus that leads to these many types of cancer.
Thus, it’s not so far-fetched to make the jump and assume well-funded research could make huge advancements in cancer prevention. If we can fight one virus, we can fight one hundred viruses. Right?
But Biden was never really about curing cancer. Just like his story of a drunk driver killing his wife and baby, Biden jumped on the cancer bandwagon looking for the sympathy vote.
In fact, as Kevin Jackson pointed out, when Biden jumped on the “I’m running for president” bandwagon, he made sure to pretend Trump failed to cure cancer. Afterwards, he promised the entire country that putting him back in the White House would certainly bring the cure to the forefront of America.
Yet, Biden spent eight years in the White House without finding the cure. Which reminds me, Nancy Pelosi sure did criticize Trump in 2019 when he pledged $500,000,000 to fighting childhood cancer. Her exact words were “We’re talking about a moonshot, he’s talking about a trolley ride.” And yet that moonshot must’ve overshot because we haven’t seen jack-diddly sh*t.
Back to Biden’s So-Called Charity
As I mentioned, Biden promised to cure cancer. And he insisted the work was already underway.
In fact, consider Joe and Jill Biden’s statement is simply reprehensible:
“Every minute, every day matters to patients and we must bring that same sense of urgency to cancer research and care systems…We are joining everyone who spends their days thinking about preventing cancer, about better understanding its biological basis, about bringing early detection and education to all communities, about developing new treatments and therapies, and about caring for patients and their families through some of the hardest days anyone faces. We are on your team. And we are proud to be working alongside you.”
But are the Biden’s really on anyone’s team?
Or are they just cashing checks and counting their cut?
The Post continues:
Simon said the main point of the charity was not to give out grants. And that its goal was to find ways to accelerate treatment for all, regardless of their economic or cultural backgrounds.
Biden headed up the Cancer Moonshot Task Force when he was veep after his son Beau died of a brain tumor in 2015. After he left office, the Biden Cancer Initiative sought to continue such efforts to provide “urgent” solutions to treating cancer, according to a 2017 press statement announcing its launch.
The Bidens stacked the board with leading oncologists and celebrity cancer survivors, including musician Jimmy Gomez from the Black Eyed Peas.
After only two years, the charity “paused” its operations when Joe Biden and his wife stepped down for his presidential run.
Although the organization is still officially active, according to the IRS, Simon said in a 2019 interview that without the Bidens at the helm, the charity lost its edge.
“We tried to power through but it became increasingly difficult to get the traction we needed to complete our mission,” he told the AP in July 2019.
In other words, “we didn’t do anything without the Bidens. And we didn’t do anything with them either.” Sounds like excuse after excuse if you ask me. And you know what they say about excuses… Every Biden has one.