Even with President Biden’s announcement in February of 2022 that a cure for cancer was a top mission of his administration he’s completely failed to live up to the promise.
One $1.5 TRILLION dollar bill later – that included $5 BILLION for electric vehicle charging stations and $14 billion for Ukraine – the mission seems to be low on the list of actual priorities.
Contrast that with what private citizens, including conservatives who are consistently treated like the enemy on healthcare, and the hypocrisy become even more stark.
Case in point, a staunch Trump supporter in WI is actually stepping up personally.
Tim Michels along with the Michels Family Foundation announced it was donating $15 million for rare cancers research at MCW Cancer Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, his home state.
The gift was the largest ever given to the center designed to accelerate research and advance treatments.
Tim announced the donation saying: “The whole world is looking at what’s happening right here at the medical campus in Milwaukee, the Medical College, Children’s, Froedtert,” Tim Michels said. “And now we’re going to be able to take this cutting-edge research and we’re going to be able to do a focus on rare cancers as well.” This is the kind of local approach that conservatives have been active in supporting for decades.
For Michels, who was also an Army Ranger, this isn’t the first time that He has picked up where the government has failed.
He criticized Joe Biden’s decision to halt construction on the Keystone XL pipeline that cost his home state of Wisconsin thousands of jobs and up to $3 billion in revenue.
“I urge President Biden to put American jobs and American Energy independence first and reinstate the Keystone XL pipeline permit,” Michels said at a news conference in January of 2021.
“Thousands of Wisconsin workers are impacted by this action and all Wisconsinites will be affected at the gas pump.”
At a time when Americans are paying up to $6 dollars a gallon, it’s safe to say that sentiment is echoed throughout the country.
Gustavo Leone, the director of the MCW Cancer Center, said that around 180 cancer types are classified as rare cancers and the Michels donation is a game changer.
“We’re incredibly privileged to receive such a gift,” he said, adding that the funds will allow the center to “identify the best scientists in the country and beyond, and bring them to Milwaukee.”