This weekend I was faced countering the following argument in a regional debate tourney:
"The US Gov't should increase public health assistance to SSA by planting 400 million cacti there."
Apparently these cacti only grow in the Southwestern US, and a select number of universities in the area know how to grow them. Thier 'juices' can be used to purify water 3x faster than 'normal methods,' and they can also be used to eat and to repell insects. [solves: water, food, malaria]
My opponents would not discuss the cost of the plan, declaring a Fiat and arguring that the cost was thus irrelevent.
I tried running a "Japan Does the Plan" CP, but the opponents claimed that Japan did not have the experties or the resources.
How would I better counter the argument in the future to win the debate?