In the case of Bi-Metallic Inv. Co. v. Colorado (239 U.S. 441 (1915)) Denver raised property taxes
by 40% across the board. City residents sued claiming they were denied due
process, but the US Supreme Court found that they were not entitled
to due process because:
There were a lot of people who
would have to be heard from.
The landowners were voters who
could remove the officials from office.
The decision was a generic
across the board decision that did not have any individualized
Individual landowners could
contest their individual bills.
Bi-metallic is often
cited for the proposition that when an Agency is functioning in a legislative
capacity they are generally not required to provide individual due
Basically, citizens can't sue
about a change in the law. If Congress raises taxes, you can't sue
Congress because you don't want to pay, you can only vote for someone else
in the next election.