It looks like the US taxpayer will get it's investment back from the sale today of 200 million shares of GM stock our government bought. The 47% that do pay federal income tax will eat the difference between the $27.50 sell price and the $56.00 buy price. The good news is, the U.S. government is only selling half its investment. Net gain to the administration? A lot of votes. Loss to the 47% that pay income tax? More than $17 billion. Maybe they can get that back from the oh' so solid SS program that is fully funded untill 2033.