Can America afford a rise in the minimum wage?
The head of America's Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, has said that the gap between rich and poor in the country has reached a near 100-year high. In next week's mid term elections, one way that President #Obama wants to help Democrats win seats in the Senate and the House of Representatives, is by pushing for a rise in the national minimum wage. Democrats are hoping this will be a vote-winner against a backdrop of growing inequality. Our reporter Beth McLeod has been to #Arkansas where the state minimum wage is one of the lowest in the country.... #midterms