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Bonus Watch '09: France

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Zee frogs see your silly little proposed tax and say, "90%? You flaccid Americans! Try 100%." Yes, mon chichis, dry your eyes 'cause it could be so much worse. The French government is apparently set to "issue a decree banning bonuses and share options for executives of banks that have received government aid," to be adopted as early as next week. Presidential "official" Claude Gueant said in a statement that "Capitalism is there to enrich all the population and not just the bosses."