and people make a couple times less than in the states.
Not everyone in America makes a couple times more than in Poland.
In America the mortgage payments, car payments, taxes, school, medical bills, groceries etc are very high and people have their homes forclosed because they can't afford their house payment and taxes. In America people have to drive long distances to work, many urban areas don't have public transportation like in Poland. In America you need a car to survive, it's a necessity that every 16 year old has to have. Cars in Europe can also run on alternate fluids, people don't need to drive 60 miles to work, they can just take the bus and if they do drive it's not that long of a distance. In America every penny counts, we are not so rich like other countries imagine we are. How many people live in mobile homes just to have a place over their roof? And still they have a hard time paying their rent fee, some people live on a fixed income so every time the price of gas goes up, it puts a strain on other bills.
And don't tell me that people in Poland don't complain when gas goes up too.