If you like the post office and the department of motor vehicles and you think they're run well, just wait until you see medicare, medicaid and health care done by the government.
He's not a moron, just deceitful. Forget the pandering to people who don't know who pays for Medicare/caid, are the Post office and DMV really that unpopular?
The answer seems to be that, they're not. Laffer is playing out of a Reagan era movement conservative playbook. I couldn't locate any national polling for the DMV (New York State's DMV is well liked), but as for the old USPS, survey says:
"I'd like your opinion on some organizations and institutions. For each of the following, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the organization or institution. Let's start with [see below]." If "favorable" or "unfavorable": "Is that very favorable/unfavorable or somewhat favorable/unfavorable?" If unsure: "Do you mean you've never heard of [see below] or you just can't rate it?"
Never Heard Of
The Postal Service
Social Security Administration
Transportation Security Administration
Internal Revenue Service
Associated Press poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Dec. 17-19, 2007. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.1.
edited for brevity
How effective can this talking point be, when even the IRS manages to have a majority admitting to positive feelings for it? I agree with Tremayne, all this needs is some courageous Democrats (dare I say "liberals"?) to stand up for the USPS and DMV. It's just not 1994 and government bashing needs to be countered.