WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- President Barack Obama called for raising the minimum wage in his State of the Union speech last month and communities across the country are having that debate.
The minimum wage in North Carolina is $7.25 per hour.
In Washington, D.C., it is set to go up to $11.50 per hour in 2016.
One community in Washington state even voted recently to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour.
In this edition of the Buckley Report, FOX8's Bob Buckley looks at what surviving on minimum wage is like and what the answer to the debate may be.