Information has surfaced over fat paychecks going to Biden Cancer Initiative board members. Some of the annual salaries for board members are almost double the government salaries they made in their roles in the Obama White House.
Most reports claim that the Biden group gave zero funds to research. Tax documents obtained by various sources report a blank box for grant distributions.
Publicly available tax documents for the Biden Cancer Initiative are dozens of pages in complex IRS and other papers. These complicate a hard-and-fast conclusion.
Money coming and going gets even murkier. During two (fiscal) years the Biden group gathered over $4.8 Million.
A confusing sandbox of corporations, organizations and “indirect pledges” made up a bulk of the money involved. Some parties included large pharmaceutical firms and drug-makers.
Essentially, the Biden Cancer Initiative was a lobbying group and not a research-funding endeavor. And still, it is technically classified as non-profit on tax documents.
A quick breakdown of the monies for 2017 and 2018 fiscal years includes:
Gregory Simon, Obama White House cancer-program czar and cancer-survivor, earned $429,850 in 2018, which is nearly double what he earned in 2017.
Danielle Carnival, Obama Moonshot Cancer Task Force staff leader, earned $215,207 for 2018
For 2017 alone, $810,397 for “Other salaries and wages.”
Tax filings show in 2017 the charity spent $56,738 on conferences and $59,356 on travel. In 2018, the travel expenses rose to $97,149 and $742,953 for conferences.
Joe Biden’s son, Beau, a war veteran, died of brain cancer in 2015. Upon exiting the White House as Vice President in 2017, Joe helped start the Biden Cancer Initiative.
A press release in 2017 stated, “The Biden Cancer Initiative will develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research and care, and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes . . .”
Joe Biden’s role in the Biden Cancer Initiative appears to have been speeches, advocacy and the clout afforded by his political career. He helped raise money and awareness.
In 2019 Joe Biden left the group to avoid conflicts of interest with his upcoming presidential bid. He appears to have had a conflict of interest before he left the initiative.
Biden’s son-in law was the chief medical officer for a health tech firm in San Francisco. He also sat on the Biden Cancer Initiative’s board.
Joe Biden, in January of 2018, gave a very favorable speech at a conference organized and apparently funded by this firm.
Despite having many pharmaceutical backers for the Initiative, Biden has made pledges to “stand up to the abuse of power by prescription drug corporations if elected.”
How much of a punch this threat has with a former Pfizer-executive Gregory Simon on the board is suspicious.
An AP report in June of 2019, surprisingly, uncovered these and many other odd details about the Biden Cancer Initiative.
Kate Bedingfield, then campaign manager for Joe Biden gave a vague response to the report in July 2019:
Eliminating cancer “will only be achieved by calling on the resources and creativity of a robust private-public partnership: government, health care nonprofits, innovative medical startups, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and patient advocacy groups.”
The meagre responses from de facto democratic surrogates in the media have been stating that Joe Biden made no money in the endeavor.
The deafening leftist clamor over “science” sounds less real in this context. It sounds less like drudgery of hit-and-miss, years-long studies in labs and unpaid graduate students in white coats working hard for a cure.
Numbers from a lab sound more reassuring than conferences and cushy, overpaid executive positions like those held by the higherups of the Biden Cancer Initiative.
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