Just because that law bears Obama’s fingerprints and in slang bears his name does not mean that he has the imperial power to curtail it, any more than he could expand it. By enforcing only the provisions he finds politically expedient or tolerable, General Secretary Obama decided he could make the law what he desires it to be rather than what the words on the page actually say. He has granted himself dictatorial powers.
From the plain reading of the Constitution that the president’s fundamental duty is to “take Care that the laws be faithfully executed” (Article II, Section 3); to the U.S. Supreme Court’s unequivocal judgment in Kendall v. United States (1838) that the president may not claim a power to “control the legislation of Congress”; to the court’s resounding rejection of a mere statutory line-item veto in Clinton v. City of New York (1998) — there is no uncertainty about the president’s duty to either enforce a law entirely or to ask the duly authorized Congress to amend it. He does not have the power of amendment himself.
The Constitution nowhere empowers the president to ask that Congress pass unknowably large laws and then to muck around inside them until he finds portions to choose to implement and enforce. This is how a free nation becomes a totalitarian state. This is how power is usurped. This is how freedom is gradually lost when the people are uninterested, uninformed and uninvolved. This is a nation under the rule of arbitrary law and not a nation under the rule of law.