Via National Review - Chuck Devore is a Republican running against Barbara Boxer for her Senate seat in California and has come up with a brilliant set of graphs to demonstrate California's problems. Here's just one - more at the link:
To understand the impact of the data in this graph, look for examples where an area narrows at the left and broadens at the right (that's an example of a state having more people on the welfare rolls than their population should dictate). Areas that are wider at the left and narrower at the right are states that have fewer people on welfare rolsl than their population should indicate. California is an example of the former and Texas, an example of the latter.