In Tuesday's State of the Union address, President Obama asked Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

The president says the raise would encourage Americans to spend and stimulate the economy, and has signed an executive order to pay federal contractors a minimum of $10.10 an hour.

Most Republicans oppose an increase in the federal minimum wage, saying it would create an additional burden on employers - particularly small businesses.

What do you think? Would an increase in the federal minimum wage help or hurt the economy?