Just FYI, the minimum wage in NZ is $13.50 per hour (NZ dollars). At current exchange rates, that is about $10.80 US dollars per hour (about .80 NZD per USD). And we get health care. Gotta wonder why we can afford it and the USA can't.
The Labour party's goal is to raise it to $15, and the Maori party has $16 as its goal.
Chis Rock : "You know what that means when someone pays you minimum wage? You know what your boss was trying to say? It's like, 'Hey if I could pay you less, I would, but it's against the law.' "