The creation of a public financing system for political campaign statewide, as well placing new limits on campaign spending, is like putting a “Band-Aid” over a larger problem, Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a radio interview said.

Instead, Cuomo pointed to the problem of super PACs and their growing influence on the state level.

“You have these independent expenditure committees all over the place, millions and millions of dollars of very little disclosure,” Cuomo said.

Independent expenditure campaigns this year have spent millions of dollars on state-level races this election cycle, with interests varying from the state teachers union to wealthy New York City landlords.

Republican Rob Astorino is also benefiting from a super PAC called “Rescue New York” that is launching a last-minute $800,000 ad campaign on his behalf.

Nevertheless, Cuomo has benefited himself from the current campaign-finance laws in New York, with numerous loopholes and sky-high contribution caps.

Cuomo in particular has been able to take advantage of the so-called “LLC loophole” that has allowed him to collect millions of dollars from limited liability corporations that are controlled by a single donor.

The governor, too, has transferred millions out of his campaign account to the state Democratic Committee, which in turn has bashed Astorino.

But Cuomo says the implementation of public financing wouldn’t be a cure-all to ending the influence of money in politics.

“People who support public finance have the old paradigm in mind where you’re going to limit the money that’s going to come into politics,” he said. “Public finance doesn’t mean that anymore.”

Cuomo knocked the current system as a “mockery” that allows for unlimited spending and contributions.

“That’s all perfectly within the bounds of the law. You are talking about a minor issue compared to the major issue which is stopping the unregulated, unrestricted flow of money through these independent expenditure committees,” Cuomo said. “That’s the problem with the system. If we don’t remedy that, you’re putting Band-Aids on multiple bullet wounds.”

Cuomo supports public financing, but up until this point has not convinced the state Senate to pass a statewide version of the program. The state budget did include a pilot program for the state comptroller’s race only this year, which incumbent Democrat Tom DiNapoli is not participating in.

Cuomo, it could be argued, also had some help from a independent expenditure committee early in his tenure as governor with a rather happy-sounding name.

The Committee to Save New York poured millions of dollars from unidentified donors into ad campaigns supporting Cuomo’s budget and fiscal proposals.

The group folded up shop just before new disclosure laws took effect.