Not this time around anyway.
Am in Springfield where 12,000-15,000 protesters marched around the Capitol demanding that schools and social services get funded, not cut.
They were orderly but loud. Just not loud enough to penetrate the walls of the General Assembly.
Lawmakers, looking down the long barrel of the November election, aren't about to pass a tax increase.
But this protest is a sign of what the recent Pew poll shows....almost 80% of voters are fed up with government, regardless of party affiliation.
The lawmakers down here may be ignoring them at their peril.