WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Obama invited KARE 11, and five other local stations from across the country, to the White House Wednesday.
He's making a pitch to increase the federal minimum wage, a move that is opposed by some business groups.
The President says the increase from $7.25 to $10.10 would benefit nearly 500,000 Minnesotans.
We asked our viewers what question they would like us to ask the President about a minimum wage hike, and they told us they wanted to know about a projection by the Congressional Budget Office that 500,000 people would lose their jobs if the move is enacted.
"Keep in mind we're constantly creating and losing jobs. And, what we've seen over the last five years is the unemployment rate has come down steadily under my administration, for a whole range of reasons," the President told us.
"Businesses have created more than 8.5 million new jobs since I came into office. The problem is wages and incomes haven't gone up," Obama said.