Here's an interesting site, the Grandfather Economic Report. There's a lot there to read, but if you're short on time, look at some of the graphs on inflation, earnings, Federal spending and so on. You'll get your eyebrows raised.
One thing I like about this site is that the sources for the data contained in the charts is cited. I've checked a couple, and found that the charts on the subject were accurate. Of course, that just makes them scarier.