The financing provided by the Treasury for GM's restructuring – its "investment" in GM, as it has been termed on occasion – totaled some $49.5 billion. Of that, GM has now "repaid" – directly or indirectly – a bit less than $30 billion:
$6.7 billion in cash, the last of which was paid in April of 2010 (when then-CEO Ed Whitacre declared that GM's debt had been "paid in full")
$13 billion via GM's IPO, when the government sold about 45% of its stock holdings
$2.1 billion when GM bought back some preferred stock from the Treasury in late 2010
$5.5 billion when GM bought back those 200 million shares from the Treasury in December of 2012
$646.3 million in sales of GM stock by the Treasury in January and February of 2013
The remainder in interest and dividends on loans and preferred stock.
What's a few bil amongst friends. The governement has cut off education benefits to the military, taking money away from government employees. That's much better than making GM pay taxes don't you think?