When an individual or a family struggles to pay income or property taxes in such a way that they question the value of the services those taxes fund.
"I just got back my income tax return and I'm in a total tax bog. After I pay my property tax I might have enough left to buy a burger and a beer."
"My property taxes just went up what the hell do we need a street light for?"
"Whoa man, you got in a fender bender their last summer. You have to get out of this tax bog."