It has now been 5 years since Wall Street crashed the economy through its pump and dump mortgage derivative scheme. Few of the bad actors have been held accountable and none of the big ones. The public understands the reality – that Wall Street got away with it. Actually, Wall Street not only got away with the crime they got away with the coverup, the massive fraudulent scheme to foreclose on homeowners even without documentation.
Which is all to say no one thinks the SEC did well before, during, or after the financial crisis.