So then the minimum wage isn't the issue here. Why talk about it? If things like payroll taxes are the issue then talk about them. They've steadily increased since their creation and since 1990 have stayed constant. In 2011, there was a small decrease. In this time, we've seen both economic booms and recessions. Both high and low unemployment. In the end, is any of this really the main issue for the current recession? No, it's just the nature of the business cycle.
On a side note, on the second page he discusses how there were plenty of first jobs to be found but people weren't applying. So obviously the minimum wage, payroll taxes, and paid interns aren't preventing businesses from creating jobs.