[quote]If neither parent were "greedy" that is what they would want for their kids, so the kids could have as consistent lifestyle as possible. [/quote]
And what happens after the kids are grown? They're forced to see the lower wage earner slip into a lower standard of living. Susan, it's just not right - AND it feeds the problem with men earning less than their potential when they know their efforts wont benefit them, it'll benefit their former spouse that can't/wont/doesn't earn as much as they do. AND if the recipient spouse marries a billionaire, that isn't factored into CS, therefore the recipient is receiving $$ to supposedly equalize the standard of living when in fact it's not affecting the receiving standard AT ALL while diminishing the paying person's standard of living.
Eternity is too long to be wrong.