The U.S. Treasury Department is reportedly resisting efforts by General Motors to exit its government bailout sooner rather than later.

A report in The Wall Street Journal on Monday said the nation’s largest automaker is eager to shake a “government motors” stigma associated with it ever since it took a bailout from U.S. taxpayers.

Treasury holds roughly 500 million shares of General Motors stock, and the Journal reported GM is urging Treasury to unload them.

The problem is that doing so now would put leave taxpayers with a significant loss, and U.S. officials in recent weeks have said they’re unwilling to dump shares given that possibility.