Will Raising The Minimum Wage Help Or Hurt Workers? [VIDEO]

Does raising the minimum wage help create jobs? AOL Jobs hosts its
Does raising the minimum wage help create jobs? AOL Jobs hosts its

As Washington argues over the federal budget and sequestration, another issue has emerged of immediate concern to workers: Is it time to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 by 2015? President Obama suggested it during his State of the Union speech, when he said it's "wrong" that a full-time worker earning minimum wage ends up with a $14,500-a-year-salary. For a worker with a family of with two kids, that means life below the poverty line, he said. (Ten states are also planning to raise their minimum wage in 2013, Reuters reports.)