Obama aide comes to Denver to push plan to raise minimum wage

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DENVER -- Anyone who lives on minimum wage, $7.25 an hour right now in the United States, knows how tough it can be to make ends meet.

The federal minimum wage hasn't been increased since 2009.

President Obama wants to raise it to $10.10 an hour, an increase of 40 percent. It's a top priority right now, and one of his key aides brought the message to Denver Wednesday.

Critics of the idea say it will cost business owners too much and it will cause hundreds of thousands of job losses nationwide at a time when the unemployment rate is improving some.

FOX31 Denver's Dave Young has both sides of the debate in his video report.

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