President Barack Obama has called for raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 from $7.25 an hour. Dozens of states have set minimum wages above the current federal level; Seattle and New York have passed laws that will raise the local minimum wage to $15 an hour. Supporters of raising the federal minimum wage believe it is an issue of fairness and will help millions of low-skilled workers and families rise above the poverty level. Opponents argue raising the minimum wage will hurt minorities, businesses and low-skilled workers who inevitably will be replaced by technology. What do you think? Send no more than 150 words with your name, address and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Wednesday.