Keeping his word in the State of the Union address, President Obama will sign an executive order this afternoon to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for federal contract workers.  President Obama's decision is controversial for two main reasons.  First, Republicans argue that the President's executive order in raising the minimum wage showcases his refusal to work cooperatively with Republicans.  And second, many believe that raising the minimum wage will ultimately result in a job loss since employers will have to cut employees in order to pay more.  Many Democrats, meanwhile, believe that Obama's decision to raise the minimum wage is much needed and long overdue in helping families make ends meet.  

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