The U.S public aren't ordered to pay £150 a year though for the privilege of owning a TV, the proceeds of which then go to pay said stars.
Yes, because American TV is a shining beacon on the hill we should all aspire too.
Please Rupert Murdoch, come and save us from spending £150 a year! Fuck the BBC, fuck the NHS, what we need is Guns, Jesus and a subscription to Sky*!
(*minimum subscription £264 per year, £600 with Sports and Movies)