Should Uncle Sam Sell GM?


General Motors (NYS: GM) is pushing the U.S. Treasury Department to sell its stake, growing increasingly frustrated with the stigma of government ownership. The government owns 26.5% of the automaker's stock and isn't selling, despite GM's wishes

Does GM have a legitimate gripe, or is it just making excuses? Watch the MarketFoolery video segment below for the guys' takes on the matter.

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