It was the Republican president George W. Bush who expanded eligibility for food stamps in the 2002 farm bill. There were 99 Republican representatives who voted to expand the program further in the 2008 farm bill. And it was that same Republican president who waived one of the work requirements for 32 states in November 2008.
That's why the food stamp program added more recipients under Bush than it did under Obama.
...Since the end of the recession, low-income entitlement spending has been falling. In the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office says it will return to the same level it's been for the last 40 years: a little more than 1 percent of our nation's income. If you exclude health care, where costs are rising for completely separate reasons, the CBO expects low-income entitlement spending to fall below its 40-year average in coming years.