General Motors (NYSE:GM) is a healthy, profitable automaker, thanks to the U.S. government. The feds gave GM a $49.5 billion loan back in 2009, part of the company's high-speed restructuring -- a move that was unpopular in some quarters, but probably saved the U.S. auto industry.

GM has since paid that loan back with a mix of cash and stock. Last week, the Treasury Department sold off a big block of its holdings with GM's help. In this video, Fool.com contributor John Rosevear looks at this latest stock sale -- and at the progress of the government's ongoing effort to recoup its "investment" in GM.