Yeah, my situation is not that bad.
The kids don't look like street kids, but they have been trained to direct their needs toward me. I buy them very many things -- some essentials and nearly all extras. I don't think she really spends that much on them. I know she buys food for them and some things but not nearly what she receives in child support.
The fact is that the child support pays for the mortgage, the electricing, and the huge TVs -- these things benefit her as much or in some instances more than they benefit the children.
She lives a much better life style due to the child support than she otherwise would. She also a free car (I make the payments).
I live a much worse life style. I have money but very little goes for my sole benefit. I spend it on weekends with the kids and for the kids.
I literally moved out of my house because I just couldn't see living in such a huge house for just one person. I rent it and this gives more money for the weekends and in theory to save for college (in practice not much has been saved). Even my extravagances are intended largely for the children (e.g. my airplane, etc.) -- interesting things to do with the kids -- of course also something I enjoy --not totally for the kids.
The child support I think is viewed by some women like the lottery. Hell, if someone got an equivalent monthly payment for 12 years in the lottery they would be jumping up and down and screaming. Child support is much the same. It leaves the woman free also to get income or goodies from a second or third or fourth, etc. man also.