The speech has been written and rehearsed, but Obama is still tinkering with the words that he hopes will mark a moment in history and galvanize the nation for a new "era of responsibility." Obama Speech Calls for 'Era of Responsibility' - ABC News Really what policies of Obama's first 100 days have followed his supposed "era of responsibility"? Auto companies? umm...no Banks? umm...no AIG? umm...no As all of these have received taxpayer bailouts due to their poor decisions. Irresponsible individuals in society? Umm....no Obama has stated they shouldn't be required to read their credit terms enclosed with their new credit cards. In his opinion credit card companies should beat the terms in the heads of their card holders until they understand each and every term. His own appointees....hell no Congress....hell no Don't worry if you want to put earmarks in a bill without a debate, don't worry I will sign it this one time...Lmao It seems to me the only Americans that Obama is calling for to be responsible is the people that have been responsible all along, the taxpayers. By Obama's policies, he has forced the taxpayer to be responsible for others poor choices.