Pockets of persistent poverty in our society

“We’ve got pockets of persistent poverty in our society, which I refuse to
declare defeat I mean, I refuse to allow them to continue on. And so one of
the things that we’re trying to do is to encourage a faith-based initiative to
spread its wings all across America, to be able to capture this great
compassionate spirit.” George W. Bush, O’Fallon, Mo., Mar. 18, 2002