the West is not the paradise many Polish envision It to be.
That is because freedom is not free.
People in America pay dearly for it yet the sad part is that we are losing these freedoms slowly as the price continues to snowball because of exactly what you said, GREED !
Poles don't live in debt?
Not like Americans are allowed to do.
Most Americans are living in debt, ($8,000 on average per house hold) living paycheck to mouth yet keep right on living beyond their means.
The difference is that people in Poland know how to live on a dime if they have to and the people in America have no self control to budget because again like you said, just put it on a credit card with no intentions of paying it back.
When things hit a dead end they declare bankruptcy or debt relief which clears their HUGE debt and after seven years the debt is forgiven leaving their debt for the responsible people to pay for and they start all over again spending money that they do not have again.
There is more student loan debt in America ($1.4 TRILLION) then there is credit card debt ($1 TRILLION) which proves your point Ktos of what America has become.
To make a long story shorter I will put it into perspective.......Poland's Nation debt as a nation is 75% less then just the car loans alone in America.
Anyone know Poland's National debt ?
Like Adrian said, once the U.S.D. gets devaluated by another world currency America will be in for a very rude awakening.
Once the tide goes out we will see all those who are swimming naked.