Q: What kind of a man would put his name on a “charity” that pays out millions of dollars in salaries but does nothing toward its stated goal of cancer research? A: Joe Biden.
Color me shocked.
Actually, it shouldn’t be a surprise at all. This is similar to the pay-to-play grift that the Clintons had going, and well, it appears that the Biden family may have managed to “out-Clinton” the Clintons simply because of the sheer number of people involved.
Joe Biden, Father Of The Decade, has either pushed his troubled, drug-using son into clinching questionable foreign deals using the Biden name or has turned a blind eye to it, and evidence for the latter seems more sparse than the dessert table after Rosie O’Donnell walks by.
But now, it appears that Biden has disgustingly used a cancer foundation — which was set up after Joe’s Favorite Son, Beau, died from an aggressive brain tumor — not to enrich himself, (he’s got Hunter for that) but to reward his political friends and possible future political donors.
The Biden Cancer Initiative was founded in 2017 by Joe and Jill Biden after the family went through the devastating glioblastoma diagnosis and treatment of Beloved Son Beau. According to the IRS mission statement, the charity was formed 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” — but that’s not exactly what happened. Instead, no grants were given in its first two years, but millions were spent on the salaries of former Washington, D.C. aides.
Here’s Joe’s explanation of the Biden Cancer Initiative:
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.
Source: New York Post
Tax filings also show that the charity also spent $56,738 on conferences and $59,356 on travel in 2018, which then jumped to a whopping $742,953 on conferences and $97,149 on travel in 2019.
Prior to launching his own cancer initiative, Joe was heading up Obama’s Cancer Moonshot Task Force after Beau’s death.
Here he is talking about the Cancer Moonshot Task Force in May 2016 to a glowing media:
“Determined for real change” with Obama’s task force and “spent all donations on salaries, conferences, and travel” when he set up his own cancer initiative isn’t exactly consistent.
The Biden Cancer Initiative filled the Board with leading oncologists and celebrity cancer survivors, but after just two years, it “paused” while Joe ran for President. Without the Bidens at the helm, Gregory Simon said, “We tried to power through but it became increasingly difficult to get the traction we needed to complete our mission.”
It seems to have suffered the same fate as the Clinton Foundation. But now that Biden may be poised to ascend to the Presidency, it just might have a miraculous resurrection. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…