Biden Vows ‘Cancer Moonshot,’ But Here’s What His Own Cancer Charity Spent On Research
President Joe Biden has vowed a taxpayer-funded “moonshot” bid to cure cancer, but his own cancer charity spent millions on staff salaries and nothing on actual research, according to tax filings.
Borrowing a phrase from former President Kennedy, Biden on Monday called on America to “end cancer as we know it.” Biden, who often talks about his son Beau’s 2015 death from cancer, spoke on the 60th anniversary of JFK’s later-fulfilled pledge to put an American on the Moon.
“When I was elected president, I was determined to supercharge ‘Cancer Moonshot’ as a central effort in the Biden-Harris administration,” he said. “To create a cancer research and care system that most people think we already have, but don’t realize until they already have cancer that we don’t.”
In 2017, Biden and wife Jill founded The Biden Cancer Initiative with a stated goal 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.- READ MORE