President Obama made his message clear in Kansas City on Wednesday – minimum-wage workers need a raise.

Dozens of local businesses owners, however, disagreed. Small-business owners said raising the minimum wage could put them out of business.

“America deserves a raise, and it’s good for everybody,” Obama told a Kansas City crowd.

Obama said five years since an increase is too long. Congress rejected his proposal to raise the federal minimum to more than $10 an hour.

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