Why GM Still Owes Taxpayers Billions

Why GM Still Owes Taxpayers Billions

As part of its high-speed trip through bankruptcy in 2009, General Motors got a series of loans from the U.S. government -- $49.5 billion worth. GM has since paid the loans back with a mix of cash and stock, as agreed.

But here's the problem: The U.S. Treasury still doesn't have its money back, and as Fool contributor John Rosevear explains in this video, the feds probably don't have enough GM stock left to make things whole. So is that a problem for GM? Check out this video for all of the details, and then scroll down to leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.

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