Is Inflation really back?

The consumer price index (CPI), rose by 0.8%in April. A level not seen since 2008. Calculating this at annual rates, that is, if this rate continues for a year inflation for that year will be 9.2%! A year not withstanding, even if this 0.8% increase in the CPI was just a one month event, it would have been a cause for concern; coming on the heels of another 3 exceptionally high rates during the first quarters makes it an issue. Inflation at annual rate calculates at 6.0% during the first 4 months of this year and 4.2% over the last 12 months. This is also the largest 12-month increase since September of 2008.