I understand your point about real estate and what was happening in 2005 as far as what ultimately happened. And we don't know today what the reality of our economy will be in 6, 10 or 12 years either as a result of what's happening today.
But the reality is the poster who is claiming that all blue states are doing "just fine" and there are more jobs now in those states than there were during the Bush years is factually incorrect (which are the 2 claims he made).
I am sorry about your house. I hope it all worked out for you.
Again, when people are living high on the hog on credit - which is what America was doing in 2005 - that doesn't mean that we were doing that good. It simply means we were living on credit, and the bubble burst in 2008.
“To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn
"...with the terrorists, you have to take out their families." - Donald Trump
The key to investing is always demographics, and the government never seems to recognize this at all. At least not openly. Demographics is also what will bankrupt Obamacare, as well as other social programs.