I need to have my say and be done. So here's my $0.25
(2 cents is getting old)
If you've ever debated at Liberty, you'd know that there are several ways to attack a Neg DA without directly saying they're wrong. Because those college debaters love to tell you.
The two that stuck out to me were uniqueness (of course) and magnitude. A 6 billion increase in funding isn't going to add anything to our debt. At all. You can even do the math and show how tiny an increase it is for the average American. That would make your argument a little more powerful, and you can go so far as to tell the judge that he can skip McDonald's sometimes
I'd also point to the trend of spending cuts. The problem is fixing itself, or at least trying to fix itself.
And lastly, point to your advantages. Don't argue the round on Neg's ground with this argument. Make a quick response to their argument (it's so darn tiny, judge) and then outweigh it with your advantages. Your plan really is worth a couple dollars extra a year (say that).
There ya go. Go and win, because this is a ridiculous argument