This article on bloomber.com caught my attention:
Many economist have been warning that as the Fed continues to inject hoards of cash into our struggling economy that inflation will soar, thus effecting the purchasing power of Americans. Such effects are not yet evident as consumer prices actually saw an annual drop for the first time in over 50 years. It was reported that the consumer price index fell .4 percent in March from the previous year. These figures signal deflation and may be due to the global recession keeping prices low. Some would view this as a bigger danger than current manufacturing and production data that is effecting businesses' outlook on the economy. It is not likely however that consumer prices will downspiral. As senior economist Carl Riccadonna stated,“The more slack there is in the system, the longer it will take for inflation to become a concern.” The effect of the Fed's massive spending I would assume will be seen further down the road.